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Lithuanian Kūčios: awe-inspiring rites in anticipation of Christmas

As the Christian world is getting ready for the biggest holiday of the year, Kalėdos, Christmas, for many at its cusp is Kūčios, the Christmas Eve, when an entire family get together for a celebratory supper and celebrate the birth of the saviour, Jesus Christ. […]

Vilnius' Christmas Tree on the Town Hall Sq

Space at Town Hall Sq brimming with Christmas secrets

This year, Christmas in Vilnius is impressive indeed. We can boast a Christmas tree recognised the most beautiful one in Europe, plenty of festive events under the Christmas in the Capital 2017 Programme and even two Christmas Towns operating in the main squares of the city. Bustling with the season’s excitement and full of lovely goods, the Christmas Towns attract numerous visitors during Advent transforming Vilnius into a genuine Christmas Capital, the Vilnius’ Culture Center writes in a press release! […]

Post Card Scenery Christmas  Photo © Ludo Segers

A Vilnius Christmas Mood

Earlier this week a light snow dusting provided a little extra touch that we all associate with Christmas. It provided the right seasonal background for a picture perfect Christmas photos. It was last week that we got the official start to the Christmas season in Vilnius. […]

"Mission Lapland" on the way to meet the Santa Claus in Lapland

President leaves for Lapland with children from care homes

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė and a group of children from care homes left for Lapland on Monday to meet Santa Claus and give him a package of letters with drawings and Christmas wishes from Lithuanian kids. […]

Christmas Trees

Select the most beautiful Christmas tree of Lithuania

Christmas trees were lit in the largest towns of Lithuania already. If you would like to take a part in selecting the most beautiful Christmas tree of Lithuania visit this page. —————————————————————————————————— Haven’t thought of […]

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Foreign affairs

Surprisingly musical Christmas wishes from the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius

The Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius sent out an unusual and musical Christmas greeting this year. When the recipients received an email from the embassy they were invited to click on a picture of the entire embassy staff in Christmas hats. The email then led them to the festive video in which the staff bellow out ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ in Swedish, English and Lithuanian. […]