PAGE 36 Trakai Medieval Festival ( 12 - 13 June) Trakai On the territory of the Peninsular Castle guests may visit workshops temporarily set by craftsmen. Prime focus of this event is knights ' ghts with swords, bats and battleaxes. Gourmands have a chance to taste dishes, appreciated by people who lived in the middle ages. www. trakai. lt Jonines ( The Feast of St. John) ( 23 June) Vilnius The Lithuanian traditional Jonines is Midsummer Day, marking the summer solstice. During the feast, wreaths are made and set to ³ oat down the river; herb markets and herbal magic take place. www. pavilniai- verkiai. lt Christopher Summer Festival ( July 1 - August 31) Vilnius During this annual classical music festival, one may attend concerts of organ and symphonic music, jazz, or choir and wind orchestra performances. Famous international soloists and groups take part in the festival. www. kristupofestivaliai. lt Days of Live Archaeology in Kernave ( 4 - 6 July) Kernave During the festival prehistoric and early medieval crafts, lifestyles, medieval ghts are being demonstrated and archaic music groups perform. A historic and cultural heritage of Lithuania and other European countries from prehistoric to late medieval times will be presented during the event, through the methods of experiment and archaeological reconstruction. www. vilnius- events. lt/ en/ festivals/ days- of- live-archaeology- in- kernav " Sea Festival" ( July 30 - August 1) Klaipeda The main event of Klaipeda city, celebrated annually last week- end of July since 1934. During the festival there are more than 100 various events organized ( concerts, fairs, exhibitions, artistic actions, ceremonies of seamen, etc.). It is also famous for traditional sailing regattas " BALTIC SAIL" and " SPRINT CUP" taking place during the festival. www. jurossvente. lt Old Crafts Days ( 14 - 15 August) Trakai The festival will begin after a gunshot of an old canon. Lively tumultuous starts in the big castle yard: the smith will blow his bellows, potters will throw jars, and goldsmiths ll their tables with silver and brass jewellery. www. trakaimuziejus. lt International Opera and Symphony Music Festival " Musical August at the Seaside" ( August) Klaipeda Each year festival is dedicated to new conception or topic. The biggest part of the program is made of the opera premiers and concerts, prepared by the organizer of the festival - Klaipeda State Musical Theatre. Nevertheless, symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles, quintets, soloists and conductors from Lithuania and foreign countries are taking part at the festival as well. www. muzikinis- teatras. lt Hansa Kaunas 2010 ( 21 - 22 August) Kaunas The Middle Ages, the knights, and Hansa markets in Kaunas downtown. www. hanzakaunas. lt For more information on Lithuania, please see www. LithuaniaTourism. co. uk.
LITHUANIA European Study Tours www. euro- study- tours. co. uk estsales@ euro- study- tours. co. uk European Study Tours 4 Post O ? ce Walk Fore Street, Hertford Hertfordshire SG14 1DL Explore www. explore. co. uk res@ explore. co. uk Explore Worldwide Ltd, Nelson House, 55 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7PA, United Kingdom Imaginative Traveller www. imaginative- traveller. com online@ imtrav. net Imaginative Traveller 1 Betts Avenue, Martlesham Heath Su ? olk IP5 3RH Intrepid Travel www. intrepidtravel. com ask@ intrepidtravel. com 76 Upper St Islington ( nearest tube Angel) London N1 0NU Kirker www. kirkerholidays. com travel@ kirkerholidays. co. uk Kirker Travel Limited 4 Waterloo Court 10 Theed Street London SE1 8ST Leger ( Experience Europe) www. leger. co. uk Martin Randall Travel www. martinrandall. com info@ martinrandall. co. uk Voysey House, Barley Mow Passage London W4 4GF United Kingdom TOUR OPERATORS FEATURING LITHUANIA IN THEIR BROCHURES: Ace Study Tours www. acestudytours. co. uk ace@ acestudytours. co. uk Babraham, Cambridge England United Kingdom CB22 3AP Archers Direct www. archersdirect. co. uk Baltic Breaks www. baltic- breaks. com info@ baltic- breaks. com Baltic- Breaks Travel Agency Virmalise 24/ 26 . 10131 Tallinn . Estonia Tel + 3726311796 Baltic Holidays www. balticholidays. com Baltic Holidays, 5 Wood Road, Manchester M16 9RB, United Kingdom + 44 ( 0) 845 070 5711 Cosmos Tourama www. cosmostourama. co. uk touramaadmin@ tourama. co. uk Customer Services Department Cosmos Tourama Wren Court, 17 London Road Bromley, Kent BR1 1DE Cox & Kings www. coxandkings. co. uk Sales: sales@ coxandkings. co. uk General: cox. kings@ coxandkings. co. uk Cox & Kings UK Head O ? ce 6th Floor, 30 Millbank London SW1P 4EE Cricketer Holidays www. cricketerholidays. co. uk info@ cricketerholidays. com Cricketer Holidays Beacon House, Croft Road, Crowborough East Sussex TN6 1DL