Lithuanian days in Riga on March 30-31

  • 2019-03-27
  • TBT Staff

On March 30 and 31 from 9am to 5pm Agenskalna market invites to visit the Lithuanian market Braļukas in Riga, Latvia, where Lithuanian traders will participate. By strengthening relations and improving trade connections, Agenskalna market would like to
create a new tradition and continue to regularly organize the mini version of the biggest Lithuanian market Kaziuko mugė to introduce Latvians to Lithuanian products and culture.

During two days – on March 30 and 31 – there will be sweet and salty, savory and delicious “Chalvyte” halves from sunflower seeds, peanuts and sesame. “Pas Bobute” will offer natural teas directly from their countries of origin. A fine bone porcelain will be introduced by Lithuanian artist Nijole Kirliene from “ARTimi. Porcelain”. The market will bring together craftsmen of the oldest Lithuanian craft industries with traditional wooden spoons and boards, wicker baskets, wool shoes and textiles.

On March 30 from 12 to 2pm Lithuanian artist Aurelija Šiupienienė from the brand “Gera Aura” together with children will make wooden accessories. Aurelija will show how to paint wooden shapes with acrylic paints and create brooches in the form of plants and forest animals.

On March 31 from 12.00 to 12.40pm in the market square visitors will be delighted by the collectives of the Lithuanian community living in Latvia -– the youth folk dance group “Saule”, Senior dance group “Bijūnas” and folk music chapel “Gritela”.

Participation in all activities is free of charge.

About Agenskalna market:
Open since 1898, Agenskalna market is a historical market in Riga and has a status of a national monument of culture. In January 2018 the market was closed because of poor condition. Now revitalisation process has started and is managed by team of one of the most vibrant urban places in the city – Kalnciema Quarter. Agenskalna market is open all week, except Mondays, but weekends are the busiest days. Market gathers local farmers and Street Food stalls, develops sustainable ideas and contemporary tendencies, collaborates with creative people, civic activists and businesses from the neighbourhood and beyond. During warm season you can also enjoy rich cultural life – concerts, workshops, discussions, performances etc. By the way, now Agenskalna market has a new tradition – on Sundays you can find there some antiques and pick up unusual souvenirs in a Flea market. During two days also regular market will happen with participation of Latvian traders.