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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.

LITHUA­NIA

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

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