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Colors of Klaipeda - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Klaipeda, Lithuania, Curonian Spit, Bundled Straw Arch Sculpture The highlight of the cultural life of the city is the Marine Day celebrated every year during the latter half of May. In Klaipeda it is celebrated for more than fifty years; every year its program becomes more and more interesting and varied. Colorful parades and processions, musical performances and competitions, fairs and competitions - this is only a small part of the activities that take place in the festive day. During the festival city streets are decorated with various marine attributes; on the main squares playgrounds and attractions for children are set, as well as culinary stalls that sell popular national delicacies.
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Traditionally, the holiday begins with a parade of ships on the cruise terminal. Thousands of people gather to watch this incredible spectacle. After a festive procession vacationers are invited to a marine exhibitions, sport competitions and holiday concerts. One of the good traditions, observed on the first day of the celebration, is a ceremony in commemoration of sailors. It is carried out not only in Klaipeda, but also in all European cities where Marine Day is celebrated.
The modern holiday is impossible to imagine without educational activities. Everyone is welcome to visit fascinating lectures on the most acute problems related to the sea. Events dedicated to the protection of the sea and its inhabitants are also very popular and always find the response from both local residents and tourists. Several museums and exhibitions devoted to the sea theme have opened in Klaipeda. Typically, on the Marine Day entrance to all cultural places of the city is open. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Locals provide special attention to holiday arrangement, so more than a hundred exciting activities for every taste are held in one day. The final of the Marine Day is a night parade of ships, which usually starts at 10 pm. The parade is attended by more than forty ships; each of them is decorated with illumination system. The ceremonial parade looks very impressive. After the parade there are always grand fireworks in port area. The Marine Day is the most colorful, but not the only event that may interest visitors in this ancient seaport city.
Among other interesting festivals, Klaipėdos Pilies Jazz Festival taking place near Klaipeda Castle (that is, Klaipėdos Pilies) should be mentioned first and foremost. It is held at the end of May to open the musical summer season and gather hundreds of participants from all over the world who have come to entertain the audience at this significant event. Since the open-air fest is held on the beach, a visit to it would be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the picturesque open spaces, have a picnic and breathe the fresh sea air, charging yourself with energy to keep dancing to fiery jazz and blues motifs until you drop.
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A real fun awaits those arriving in Klaipeda in mid-August. At this time, one can witness a festival called the Live Music Beach, which is held on Karklė Beach (located near the port city). To dance at the party until the morning, to drink a couple of cocktails, to try local food, and, of course, to have a good time - these are the essential points that must be completed at the large-scale event. Here you can listen to any music but not sad; genres include electro, Drum 'n' Bass, techno, ambient, rock.
Classical music fans will appreciate Klaipėdos muzikos pavasaris traditionally held in April. The venue chosen for the event is appropriate - Klaipėdos Koncertų Salė famous for its excellent acoustics. At this time, spectators are entertained by both local musicians and orchestras and those coming from foreign countries. Besides the fact that the audience has the opportunity to enjoy classical versions of musical works, performers often present their modern interpretations.
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Another must-visit festival is called Permainz Muzika. Here, the main emphasis is placed on classical works in a modern adaptation, using modern trends in music. Throughout October, the venue is the same Klaipėdos Koncertų Salė. Among participants of the festival, one can meet both those who came to the port city from afar and local musicians. However, the above-mentioned cultural institution hosts yet another interesting festival - namely, Salve Musica. It takes place during December and marks the advent of Christmas and the New Year since the main theme of the works played here are these very winter holidays.
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National traditions of Lithuania

Lithuania is often called the Northern Italy because of the similarity of inhabitants’ nature. Lithuanians may appear calm and cold-blooded, but they can show truly violent emotions. The main qualities that are typical for all Lithuanians are sociability and love for fun. People of all ages enjoy singing and dancing, even those who are far beyond sixty. Locals share an enthusiasm for life and hospitality. They easily converge with new people, always interact with the guests of the country. Lithuanians are characterized by thrift and rationality. They are famous as great fans of arguing and proving their opinion. Another great feature of the Lithuanian temperament is patriotism. Locals are happy to help tourists learn words from their language and can long admire their state. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Klaipeda

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