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Cultural values and traditions are, without a doubt, one of the most important life aspects of citizens of the city. Here we should definitely notice the richness of the local folk culture that has been lost by so many inhabitants of modern cities. In Kaunas various ancient festivals, fairs and festivals are organized even these days. As a rule, each of them is accompanied with performances of folk groups. National songs are very popular in the country in general - there are several thousand of them. All kinds of fairy tales, legends and proverbs, the age of which is more than one hundred years, are no less popular.
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Local people are very hard-working. This character trait has even found its reflection in the folk art. Most of the songs are devoted to work and labor. Even fairy tales and legends tell stories about brave and hard-working heroes. There are special literature classes in schools, during which children learn ancient myths and fairy tales, so even small kids are familiar with national folklore. Many national holidays are connected with various religious traditions. One of such holidays and one of the most popular festivals in the city is called Uzgavenes. This holiday also marks the beginning of Lent.
This colorful carnival is particularly loved by children, because delicious pancakes and sweets are the main treat of this wonderful event. The carnival is held on the last days of February. Saying “goodbye” to winter is always accompanied by parades, musical performances and funny activities for children. Collective performances remain one of the main features of local culture. Performances of choirs and various dance groups during holidays and celebrations have become a tradition. Copyright
1. Travelers, who want to visit local parks, are recommended to learn their rules in advance. As a rule, picnics and kindle fires cannot be made throughout the park. Even a vehicle left in … Open
Travellers, who visit local markets and craft shops, will be surely amazed by a huge choice of interesting souvenirs and household items, which are made by local craftsmen. Items made of wood are particularly popular with tourists. Numerous home decorations of different designs and even handmade furniture are real masterpieces that cannot leave anyone indifferent. If wood carving remains the most popular “male” craft, women are usually skilled weavers. The markets of Kaunas are the place where tourists can get incredibly beautiful towels and tablecloths, bedding and clothing decorated with embroidery. Handmade clothes, wool sweaters or shawls will become a great memorable gift, so no wonder why they are very popular with tourists.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Kaunas
♥   Šv. Petro ir Povilo arkikatedra bazilika, Kaunas, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kristaus Atsimainymo katedra, Kaišiadorys, 35.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Šv. arkangelo Mykolo bazilika, Marijampolė, 52.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kaunas
♥   Castle 'Kaunas Castle' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Raudondvaris Castle' , 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Siesikai Castle' , 58.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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National traditions of Lithuania

An integral part of the life of any Lithuanian is a song. In ancient times, Lithuania was called the land of songs. The greatest popularity has choir singing and various folk ensembles. In the last week of May, there is a folklore singing festival in Vilnius, which attracts more and more guests every year. … Open
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