'Ilgakasė' is the title of long hair contests held in Lithuania. This annual contest is in Elektrenai, a little village not far from the capital Vilnius. The contest is held in the cultural centre of the town.
This year, the stage in the tiny cultural theater of Elektrenai was filled with 17 young girls who proudly showed their hair, ranging from waist to calf length.
At the 'Lithuania's Got Talent' part, the participants were showing their skills, like singing, dancing, showing their home made artwork and playing an instrument. The next part was traditionally the hair measuring. During the time that the jury decided who would be miss Ilgakasė 2015, we were all entertained by some really good singers.
It was quite clear that 10 year old Andrea, who also took part in the Ilgaplaukės contests in Vilnius and Kaunas, owner of stunning golden calf length hair, was the winner in the longest hair section. But other girls received prizes as well for their performance, for the thickness of their hair and their appearance in general. And everyone returned home satisfied, looking forward to next year's contest, which is one of the few certainties in life.