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.
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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