MJR XV Programme
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The yard of traditional crafts and masters

This year, the feathered Black-horned Moon will once again set up the buzzing yard of crafts and creativity breathing with history, arts as well as traditional myths and symbols. Guests will be invited to try their hands at working metal and forging, watch the magic moments of casting silver or making glass beads, or try and make an amulet protecting from the evil eye.

Traditional clothes will be made by true medieval tailors, leather and jewellery will be crafted, and sashes will be woven. Traditional and sacred symbols will be forged, cast, pressed, drawn, woven and laced with songs! Diligent hands clear the mind!

Famous witches will bring their herbal teas and make divinations at a fire, while in a true Native American tipi Native American bread will be baked and a round of peace pipe will smoked in the night. Local brewers will share the secrets of traditional beer making and offer their production. And then there is the clatter of birds, the beats of drums, the dizziness of dances and the sound of songs…

As always, near the Crafts Yard, warriors from history clubs will show their fighting skill, bowmen will share their know-how of archery, and various traditional games will be played to test the strength of the body. Activities will be organised for kids and their parents alike.

You are welcome to come and… stay.




17.00 – Jewellery, amulets, leatherworking and birch bark working – Pajauta
17.30 – Horn and bone working – Stebulė
18.00 – Weaving straw and hay birds for children and adults
18.30 – Weaving of motley sashes; training
19.00 – Traditional lifestyle of Native Americans. Games. Bread baking – Miegantis Jautis
20.00 – The magic of Baltic tea from Anykščiai – Arbatos magija
21.00 – A night of tales at a fire with the ethnologist Gražina Kadžytė
22.00 – Dances with ByTikZyz...!


10.00 – Straw weaving and bird colouring
10.30 – Pelangi batik. Colouring of clothes – Pelenė
11.00 – The art of blacksmithing. Making of knives – Taraila smithy
11.30 – A workshop of painting on canvas – Dailu
12.00 – Introduction to an ancient suit; weaving of sashes – Pajauta
13.00 – Lifestyle, culture, tales and jewellery of Native Americans – Miegantis Jautis
13.30 – Bone and fur working
14.00 – Peculiarities of ancient lifestyle; authenticity of the clothing and armour of a warrior – Varingis
14.30 – Archery. Tournament for adults – Strėlė
15.00 – Secrets of herbs, healing, tea, witchery – Aukštadvaris herbalists
16.00 – Lecture: Tea drinking ritual – Arbatos magija
17.00 – Ancient medicine, Lithuanian incenses and healing
17.30 – Peculiarities of drumming. Everyone is welcome to join!
22.00 – A party with the band Vietah (Belarus)


10.00 – Workshop – Dailu
11.00 – Pelangi batik. A demonstration of decorating clothes – Pelenė
11.30 – Jewellery making. Glass beads – Taraila smithy
12.00 – Archery. Tournament for children – Strėlė
12.30 – Historical board games – Varingis
13.00 – Bird weaving
14.00 – Making of the Festival tea. A magic drink for everyone – Arbatos Magija