Happy Kaziuko Mugė!

This weekend in Lithuania the annual celebration of the biggest folk and handmade crafts festival will take place – Kaziuko mugė. This festival, which in English is Casmir’s Market, is named after St. Casmir and held close to the day of his death.  Kaziuko mugė has been celebrated since the 17th Century and was originally a time for Craftsmen to display their handiwork. Now the holiday is recognized near the beginning of lent and has grown as a nationwide event celebrated with markets across Lithuania as thousands of Lithuanians gather to celebrate the coming of spring.

During Kaziuko mugė Lithuanians celebrate the change in seasons and banish the winter away as they welcome the first signs of spring. It is a grand celebration of folk art, crafts, music and dance that are characteristically Lithuanian.

Happy Kaziuko mugė!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s