On September 12, as part of the project “On the way of culture and craftsmanship of Sakiai – Budry”, the Lithuanian Fair in Budry was organized, the main purpose of which was to present local products and crafts of both nationalities.
The fair was attended by craftsmen and folk artists of our Lithuanian partners, who prepared stands with handicrafts and local products: homemade Lithuanian bread, honey and beeswax products, ceramics, artistic jewelry, hand-made postcards with intricate patterns and other products.The hosts presented themselves with workshops of baking sękacz, grinding on burrs and baking pancakes, ceramics, wooden products and other handicrafts. The stands also sold honey and bee products, traditional ants, sękacz, mushrooms and other products of regional cuisine. The fairs were organized to get to know the cultural and culinary heritage of both partners.Educational workshops were organized during the fair. Lithuanian instructors from the Zanavykų muziejus conducted workshops on decorating wooden boxes and provided knowledge on the selection of colors and symbolism of decorating boxes.An extremely interesting attraction of the fair were also workshops for weaving decorative, colorful borders.As part of the partnership between Lithuania and Poland, we hosted a delegation of the Sakiai local government: Edgaras Pilypaitis – Mera Sakiai, Head of the Department of Education, Culture and Sport Darius Aštrauskas, mayor Violeta Simonavičienė and Rimu Vasaitene – Director of Zanavykų muziejus, and the Lithuanian culture and crafts coordinator on the way Sakiai -Budry.A concert by Mer Sakiai Edgaras Pilypaitis, who dedicated his performance to the organizers, guests and all participants of this event, was a huge surprise.
The stage with a picturesque concert featured the vocal quartet “Mothers and Daughters” from the partner city of Sakiai, which rocked the entire audience with a picturesque concert.Joint events carried out in the project On the way of culture and craftsmanship – Sakiai -Budry, not only learning about mutual traditions, craftsmanship and cultural heritage, but also building relationships and interpersonal relationships of both nationalities. We would like to thank the museum for its kind, reliable and creative cooperation.