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Festivals and holidays in Lithuania

Do you want to see traditional folk dances, listen to the modern jazz or to visit the international art exhibition in Lithuania, you can find anything. Mostly cultural life takes place in Vilnius, but this does not mean that in other cities, nothing happens. Information about the cultural life of Lithuania in English can be found

January

Baptism, Vilnius. Three biblical wise men through the streets of the city, blessing the children and handing out gifts.

Jump in the lake Sartai. Races are held on the frozen lake Sartai near Ateneu. Sometimes races are held in the city of Guestos. The first race held in January. They are participants selected national races, which are held on the first Saturday of February;

February

Independence day of Lithuania. State holiday in honor of independence is celebrated on February 16 in the entire country. In each region the revival of the Lithuanian state are celebrating in their ownt.

Vilnius book fair. This is the largest annual book fair in the Baltic region. Annually it is visited by more than 50,000 people. The exhibition is held by Lithuanian publishers Association in the center of the “Lit-Expo”

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An Eventful year for the “Park Kievan Rus”

5 international large-scale events, over 50 theme parties and theatrical action, theatre tours and special events – all this was observed by guests and vacationers “Kievan Rus Park” throughout the year.

The Kievan Rus Park is developing and growing. He is the center of culture of Ancient Russia, as well as the center of its history. Develop new structures of the middle Ages, an increasing number of cultural events, attracting more participants and guests to the international festivals.

As reported by news  in the Park this year, we had five big stocks:

— international festival “Kyiv Rus XIII century” in may,

— international festival “Knights XV century – storming the fortress” in June,

— large-scale festival “the Epics of ancient Kyiv IX – XI century” in August,

— the bright autumn festival “Guests of Ancient Kiev – XV” in September,

— The international archery tournament “Arrow of Ancient Kiev” took place in October.

All these large-scale actions were thematic and reconstructed certain times. In the historical reliability of the reconstructions Park holds a very high level, especially in the reconstruction of the life and style of the era.

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Brazilian carnival

Carnival was held in Salvador, capital of Bahia, and was quickly spread the holiday atmosphere throughout Brazil.

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro gave the symbolic keys of the city to king Momo dancing and Rio immediately plunged into the most brilliant event on the planet.

This year the carnival in Bahia was dedicated to the world-famous Brazilian writer Jorge Amado, which in 2012 would have turned a hundred years old, and his book “Country carnival”.

Six thousand amazing dancers of the country of the twelve Samba schools compete for the title of best.

This spectacular show live broadcast in one hundred ten countries.

Carnival season continues in Europe. Already coming to the end of the costumed holidays in the German cities of Venice and Italian. However, it is just starting in nice.

At the time of preparation for the carnival, the city has granted 250 thousand jobs. The cost of the Samba schools in preparation for the main dance event exceeded $ 5 million. Another 17.5 million were allocated for the reconstruction of the famous sambadrome, which was built in 1984 under the project of Oscar Niemeyer. Installed a new lighting system and acoustics, increased the number of seats. Now the sambadrome will be able to take up to 72.5 Continue reading

Summer holiday good cheer
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About the festival "Genoese Helmet"
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Flower battle in Valencia
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