“Candle casting”


Dzukija region has long been known not only for hardworking, friendly and hospitable people, but also for various crafts. In the past, women from the countryside used to go to one house and spend time together. Once gathered, they weaved, pulled feathers, knit, embroidered, braid, and made straw gardens.

The villages of this land were least affected by civilization. Wooden houses of Dzukija region have survived here, most of them with weaving looms, spinning wheels and other antique items. Therefore, the artisan that lives here can engage her listeners not only with stories, but practically show them the craft, and anyone who wants to, can try it with their own hands. During her education, the craftswoman passes her knowledge and love for Lithuanian traditions to the listeners and can offer educations on different crafts.

The purpose of the educational program

To revive, cherish and preserve crafts in Dzukija, as the villages get older every year, the traditions, customs and craft secrets of the country are gradually forgotten. To introduce the craft, history of candle making, to teach how to make a candle.

Activities: Not only will you learn how to cast wax candles during your education, you will also learn about this traditional craft, its history, legends and techniques. Everyone will make their own candle, which you can bring home. During the education, the craftswoman will serve herbal tea collected by herself and will tell about the customs and traditions of Dzukija region.

Duration of education: 3 – 4 hours.

Number of participants: up to 40 persons.

Seasonality: All year round.

Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian.

Pre-registration required!

Candle-making Craft Certificate no. 00140, dated 22.02.2010.

Financed by the European Regional Development Fund