COMENIUS MULTILATERAL PARTNERSHIP 2012-2014. EUROPEAN MULTIGUIDE
PROJEKTO VEIKLA FINANSUOJAMA I MOKYMOSI VIS GYVENIM PROGRAMOS, KURI LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOJE ADMINISTRUOJA VIETIMO MAIN PARAMOS FONDAS.MEDIAGA ATSPINDI TIK AUTORIAUS POIR, TODL VIETIMO MAIN PARAMOS FONDAS IR EUROPOS KOMISIJA NEGALI BTI ATSAKINGAIS U BET KOK MEDIAGOJE PATEIKIAMOS INFORMACIJOS NAUDOJIM Lithuanian Folk Costume
Lithuanian Folk CostumeLithuanian people are proud of their old customs and traditions that are depicted in folk songs, dances, crafts, clothes and traditional cuisine as well.As for Lithuanian folk costume it has to be mentioned that the outfit is rich in its history and is a part of cultural heritage which needs to be preserved. Nowadays the outfit is an inspiring example of traditional patterns that used to vary depending on the ethnographic region as well as social status.
Description of the CostumeA wide range of colours from dark to light, various designs, textures and patterns can be noticed in both men and womens traditional costumes. The costume was designed of home-weaved , linen as well as woolen cloth, it was also decorated with embroidery, amber accessories.
Mens ClothesMen's costume could be very similar from region to region , nevertheless, it consisted of hats trimmed with ribbon. Vests were also typical elements to Lithuanian traditional costumes, men also wore coats and leather boots.
A typical costume of young girls and with some variations of women included embroidered aprons with geometric designs used to cover long plaid skirts. The pillbox hat is an elememt common to Lithuanian traditional dress as well. It would be decorated with beads and different patterns and usually finished with long ribbons that trail down the back.
Some photos to have an impression of the costume
St. Johns Day
Traditional folk song and dance concert at Kalvarijos gymnasiumwaist
National Folk Song Festival in VilniusFolk band from KalvarijaA pillbox hat
Folk band Diemedis gives a concerton the national TV channelEmbroidered apron
One of the elements of traditional costume that is getting very trendy now.
Folk Traditions at Kalvarijos GymnasiumKalvarijos gymnasium seeks for preserving cultural heritage among school community. For this reason, the school has an old annual tradition to give a folk music concert prepared by students themselves.
Usually the concert is held to mark the last day of festivity before a long period of Advent before Christmas holiday. Students are fond of preparing for the festival- they practice traditional song, dance or even a game. They have to introduce their class team to the audience with the prepared performance.
While observing the others and enjoying the music students can try dishes of the old folk cuisine as well.
After their performance we often invite local folk bands to give their concerts with traditional music, costumes and games.
Sometimes our partners from twin schools are also invited to represent themselves.
This educational event at Kalvarijos gymnasium makes us preserve our cultural heritage, teaches students to respect and tolerate our national identity under the threat of globalisation.
Photo library fromA.BabeckasKalvarijos gymnasium website