during the autumn solstice, when the sun turns towards winter – this is the time when daytime and nighttime are the same length and the astronomical autumn sets in. This is an important time of year for farmers, when the most important jobs have been completed before winter, and it is time to celebrate the harvest. Market squares will be full of Latvian grown pumpkins, apples, pears, cranberries, cowberries and much more. The ladies of the house will be offering homemade jams, cheeses, traditional pastries and home-baked bread. Everyone will be able to enjoy and purchase fresh honey, as well as smoked meats and fish. Meanwhile, local craftsmen will also be on hand offering traditional and contemporary linens, ceramics, jewelry, wooden items and much, much more.
September 05-10, New Circus Weekend 2017, Arts Printing House, Vilnius
All fans of contemporary performing arts can mark 5th-10th of September on their calendars – Arts Printing House has prepared an exciting program of New Circus Weekend 17 festival. Not only has it performances in various circus genres and venues, but a special celebration as well. Together with one of the strongest contemporary circus countries – Finland – the festival will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary of Independence. The Finnish Embassy in Vilnius is partnering up with the Finnish Institute in Estonia and helping Arts Printing House to present one of the most interesting circus performers from Finland this year. Besides Finns, professional artists from France, Belgium and Spain will also perform at New Circus Weekend 17. The festival is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Ministry of Culture of The Republic of Lithuania. Additional information on the festival can be found at www.menuspaustuve.lt and for ticket purchase, please visit www.tiketa.lt
September 09-10, Nowjapan Festival S9, Exhibition and Convention Center Litexpo, Vilnius
The 9th extraordinary cultural festival Nowjapan invites everyone to discover Japan. It’s the biggest event in the Baltics dedicated to Japanese culture. On September 09-10, the culture and lifestyle of the Country of the Rising Sun will flourish before your eyes. The festival will introduce Japan the way it is now: the synthesis of traditions, modernity and colorful entertainment. Among plenty of shows, creative workshops, presentations, contests, exposition stands, exhibitions, films and animation screenings, everyone will find their own subject to get to know Japan. Visiting artists will present the most relevant and most popular topics from Japanese cities – from animation to Japanese street fashion. The topics will cover insights on what it is like to be creative in Japan, what the price creatives have to pay for society is, and what the cultural climate in Japan is like. Two amazing days of arts, sounds, sights and tastes, to satisfy all your senses. Come, see, feel and fall in love! Tickets can be purchased at https://tickets. paysera.com/lt/event/nowjapan-festival-s9%e2%80%8b and more information is available at the event’s Facebook page.
September 15-17, International Street Theatres Festival “Mosaic”, various venues in Vilnius
The street theater – is a tool that can reach any audience, at any place, language not being the main expression. The festival has many thousands of ways of expression. Various as a mosaic, which is enough to tilt slightly, and it already shows a different picture. But most importantly, the goal is the same – to spread beauty and gladden the eye. The entrance to the festival is free of charge.
September 06-24, International Early Music Festival “Banchetto Musicale”, various venues in Vilnius
This September, loyal audiences and visitors to Vilnius will be able to attend the 27th Banchetto musicale Early Music Festival. Eleven concerts have been organized where everyone is sure to discover their favorite soloists, ensembles, composers and works. Music from different lands and performers from various corners of Europe and the world gather in Vilnius each year for this annual banquet of early music. The festival’s organizers have chosen the internationally celebrated 500th anniversary of the Reformation as this year's theme. Posting his theses on the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral in 1517, Martin Luther started an uproar which ultimately reached to the spreading of a movement that grew into an entire epoch, and contributed significantly to the history of humanity. Many of this year’s festival concerts will thus in one way or another touch on the legacy of the Reformation, reminding us of the significant music creators from that time. The festival's concerts will take place on September 7–23, 2017 at the National Museum, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the Franciscan Monastery Church and Sts. Johns’ Church in Vilnius. For more information please visit www.bmfestival.lt