May 19-21, 2011 - HANSA festival Kaunas
Here is another funny one: Mock medieval execution! tarred and feathered!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFTaCXftDA
KAUNAS is COOL!! Good music:
Liudni slibinai - sad dragons @ dhzem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vca2fs2Yg_E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgiCjDhh_6I
Great tourist sightseeing: http://www-2.net/y23.stock.pictures/20100821-kaunas1st/ http://www-2.net/y23.stock.pictures/20100821-kaunas-liu/
more UNRELATED photos (from New Zealand, Hawaii, Germany): http://www-2.net/y23.stock.pictures/?C=M;O=D Photos from the 2010 Kaunas Medieval HANZA festival coming, search for "kaunas"
HANSA FESTIVAL 2010, 2011
A special work group formed by the local government have discussed the conception of the event and analysed the experience of other cities. The group reckoned up the approximate funds required and evaluated the benefit that the event may bring to Kaunas. The public institution "Hansa Kaunas 2011", who organise the festival, introduced the location of the events to take place on May 19-21, 2011.
HANSEATIC FESTIVAL IN KAUNAS
Hanza Kaunas 2010 www.hanzakaunas.lt
Since 1991, Kaunas is the sole Lithuanian town that belongs
to the international towns' union "The New Hansa".
Every year, Kaunas presents itself successfully at
the annual event of the union "International Hansa Days"
by introducing the heritage of cuisine, folk art, music, theatre, etc.
Furthermore, since 2005, at the end of August, Kaunas draws crowds
of people from the entire Lithuania, who can admire
the unique Kaunas Old Town and lose themselves in the Middle Ages,
i.e. try armour, play medieval games, taste the old European dishes,
listen to the troubadours' songs, wield a sword, enjoy watching
the night's sky coloured by amazing fireworks, and a lot more.
The public institution "Hansa Kaunas" and Kaunas local government
that organise the festival already for the fourth time have managed
to achieve that the festival be known not only in Lithuania
but also abroad. Now the event has become the priority of the town
and it now has gained its face, traditions and lots of devoted supporters.
medieval crusader army
The festival has broadened: on the stage one can see not only
Lithuanian performers but also guest artists from Germany, Poland,
Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Norway and Holland.
Moreover, three documentary films have already been produced.
Financing is increased as more and more supporters are found.
Appropriations of both the local government and the Government
of the Republic of Lithuania have been increased.
Kaunas medieval accordeon witches spell with white goat 16 views on 5sep10
evil witches put a spell on the poor kid
if you know what they are saying, please post a comment, below!!
Mock medieval execution tar feathers kaunas 19views
outch! POOR GUY!! But a lot of fun for children
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Kaunas has already started preparing for the international Hanseatic Days that are going to take place in 2011. It is expected that approximately 250 thousand guests will visit the international festival and our town.
These are not made-up figures. "They are based on the experience of the festivals that have taken place in Tartu town in Estonia and in Veliky Novgorod, Russia", says Darius Rumšas, the director of the public institution "Hansa Kaunas 2011". This is the institution to get the heaviest workload of in organising the event.
Rumšas expects for help of the local government and the townspeople. "This is not only the deal of the town. We are going to seek to make the international event the deal of the state", says Rumšas.
In the great hall of the local government on July 3, the participants of the enlarged meeting of the work group gathered for the organisation and coordination of the festival "Hansa Kaunas 2011" shared their impressions and experience obtained this year in Hanseatic Days in Veliky Novgorod.
"Each delegation was conducted by two or three young volunteers who helped in organising the festival. It is very important for us to make certain of this as well". Though the director of the public institution "Hansa Kaunas 2011" imparts his apprehensions that they are not sure whether they will manage to gather the proper number of people. According to him, the festival is a perfect opportunity to present Kaunas as an inviting town that allows having great time. "Plenty of the participants and the visitors proves the undoubted benefit both to business and to the town", says Rumšas.
The meeting was also attended by the representatives of both the local government and business. It is great advantage that an increasing number of people learn about the event. We receive many opinions and also new suggestions that will help preparing for the festival are made", says the vice-mayor Rimantas Mikaitis, the conductor of the work group.
Currently, a preliminary map of the events and a provisional plan is prepared. Regulative works on the exact places and implementation of particular projects are going to start in autumn.
This autumn, in a conference that is going to be held in Piarnu, Estonia, Kaunas will be to present the process of preparations for the event. The thirtieth international
Hanse Map Hanseatic league baltics karte hansa
Hanseatic Days are planned in Piarnu in 2010. It is there that Kaunas will be given over the flag of the modern Hansa union that will flutter at home in 2011.
Kaunas is the sole city in Lithuania that can be proud of being the member of the well-known union of Hansa towns. The organisation prospered already in the middle ages and now it unites 167 towns of fifteen countries. The representatives gather together in one of the towns every year. The schedule of the event is drawn up for the period until 2036.
also see - Povilas Stulga's Museum of Lithuanian Folk Instruments: