S. Gaudėža

Make your own Užgavėnės carnival mask

At the Plateliai Centre for Traditional Crafts, you can make your own carnival mask that you can wear during Užgavėnės (Fat Tuesday) – in Plateliai, this festival is celebrated every year with a bang and Užgavėnės customs are followed very faithfully. For example, they say that you simply must make a new mask every year, since your neighbours might recognise your old one!

You can also visit the Lėčynų Museum in Plateliai where you can see over 300 different traditional lėčyna (the Samogitian term for the Užgavėnės carnival mask).