Folk Festival in Marcinkonys
Saturday the 26th of July the lake of Kastines in Marcinkonys was the scenery for the concert of 7 Lithuanian and 1 Ukrainian Folklore choirs. A beautiful evening which gathered the people from the Dzukija National Park region to celebrate their traditions. The choirs represented the traditional music in their traditional clothes of their region of origin. The choirs came from all over Lithuania; Žemaitija,Aukštaitija,Dzūkija But perhaps the most special and beloved choir was the one from The Ukraine, with their lively music and colorful clothing. A market with local traditional crafts and food was also well attended. Visitors could climb the trees in the way beekeepers used to do it, to get the honey of the bees from the tree hollows, or admire the traditional way of making candles and weaving baskets. A warm summer evening which brought the people not only closer to their culture and history but also closer to each other.
Text by Emilis Tamošiūnas