The Lithuania Minor folk dance festival „Smalininkų Sueiginis“ in Smalininkai

The dance festival “Smalininkų sueiginis” is an event during which the ancient regional folk culture of Lithuania revives. The celebration starts with a procession, when a crowd of festival participants, wearing traditional costumes and carrying their region or group flags, singing Lithuanian folk songs are marching towards the mound, where the flag is raised and national anthem is sung. After the ceremony, viewers are treated with the culinary heritage of Lithuania Minor - fish soup, and then there is a concert, where both the festival hosts and dancers from various regions of Lithuania perform.