Traditional St. Casimir’s Fair Kicks Off in Vilnius

VILNIUS, March 4, BNS–The traditional St. Casimir’s Fair is starting in Vilnius on Friday, for the 1st time including a Jewish Township.

During the fair on March 4-6, the township will be based in the Town Hall Square, featuring traditional Jewish crafts, Jewish literature and Jewish food.

The township will include about a dozen of craft tents and marketplaces with Jewish souvenirs, a bookstore, a fabric shop, a laundry and a gramophone shop.

About 500 guests from 16 foreign countries are expected at the St. Casimir’s Fair this year.

St. Casimir’s Fair evolved from the Casimir’s processions that date back from 1604.