Šv. Kazimiero diena

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Šv. Kazimiero diena

  1. 1. 4th MARCH IS ST. CASIMIR’SDAY IN LITHUANIA
  2. 2. St. Casimir is the first patron of Lithuania. He is also the patron of Vilnius province and the young A member of Gediminas dynasty was born on 3rd October in 1458 in Cracow and died in 1484 in Grodno at the age of 26. He was canonized in 1522 because of his great dignity and piety.
  3. 3. His remains rest in St. Casimir’sChapel in the Vilnius Cathedral
  4. 4. Saint Casimir’s Chapel in the Vilnius Cathedral
  5. 5. Saint Casimir’s church in Vilnius
  6. 6. The Kaziukas Fair was started to celebrate on St.Casimir’s day (March 4, the day St. Casimir died) in Vilnius at the beginning of the XVII century.
  7. 7. In 1827 the merchants got a privilege to organize afair on that day at Vilnius Cathedral Square for three days.
  8. 8. Kaziukas Fair is the annual fair in Lithuania where people sell traditional hand-made goods.
  9. 9. Traditional art crafts
  10. 10. POTS
  11. 11. The main attribute in the fair is the “Palm” bouquet(called Verba). It is made of colourful dried flowers and herbs.
  12. 12. Kaziukas Fair also takes place in theother cities of Lithuania. Kaunas
  13. 13. Kaziukas Fair in Alytus
  14. 14. In Klaipėda
  15. 15. Kaziukas Fair takes place at school, too.
  16. 16. Students sell their hand-made goods.
  17. 17. St. Casimir’s day also features music and dance.
  18. 18. On St. Casimir’s day all the people in Lithuania amuse themselves.
  19. 19. Kaziukas Fair is one of the brightest calendar holidays in Lithuania

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