CHRISTMAS IN LITHUANIA. In Lithuania there are tree days of Christmas : Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Christmas Day Christmas Day Second day of Christmas

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CHRISTMAS IN LITHUANIA Slide 2 In Lithuania there are tree days of Christmas : Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Christmas Day Christmas Day Second day of Christmas Second day of Christmas Slide 3 In Lithuania, from November 30 to December 25 there is ADVENT. In Lithuania, from November 30 to December 25 there is ADVENT. It's time when people try to be peaceful and remember the real spirit of Christmas. It's time when people try to be peaceful and remember the real spirit of Christmas. Slide 4 Christmas Eve In Lithuania Christmas Eve dinner is more important than Christmas dinner. Our traditional Christmas Eve meal are Christmas Eve biscuits. Slide 5 TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS EVE MEALS We have 12 dishes on the table Christmas Eve wafer Christmas Eve wafer Christmas Eve biscuits with poppy milk Christmas Eve biscuits with poppy milk Cranberry pap Cranberry pap Herring with dried mushrooms Herring with dried mushrooms Herring with raisins Herring with raisins Pies with mushrooms Pies with mushrooms Fried fish Fried fish Beetroot and bean salad Beetroot and bean salad Nuts, dried apples Nuts, dried apples Slide 6 Preparation for Christmas Eve is associated with purity and light. Such preparation for the holidays takes all day. Food is being prepared not only for the special dinner but also for the first day of Christmas. People are fasting and abstain from meat, so none of the 12 meals for the Christmas Eve dinner can contain meat. Slide 7 Christmas Eve table Slide 8 Christmas Eve dinner starts when first star appears in the sky. Slide 9 Christmas Eve is finished by going to the Church for a Shepherds Mass. Christmas Eve is finished by going to the Church for a Shepherds Mass. Slide 10 During the Christmas period, in every Lithuanian house there usually is a Christmas tree. We usually decorate it a day before Christmas Eve. During the Christmas period, in every Lithuanian house there usually is a Christmas tree. We usually decorate it a day before Christmas Eve. Slide 11 The Christmas tree is usually decorated with Christmas lights, colorful bubbles, paper chains, small bells an tinsel. A star is often placed at the top of the tree. Slide 12 Sometimes before Christmas we send Christmas cards to our relatives. Sometimes before Christmas we send Christmas cards to our relatives. Slide 13 It is typical to exchange presents on Christmas day. Children normally find them under the Christmas tree and believe that they were brought by Father Christmas. It is typical to exchange presents on Christmas day. Children normally find them under the Christmas tree and believe that they were brought by Father Christmas. Slide 14 Christmas table Christmas table - a wide range of food. Eating what remains of the supper table, as well as meat. Christmas table - a wide range of food. Eating what remains of the supper table, as well as meat. Slide 15 Christmas tree in our capital city - VILNIUS Slide 16 Christmas time in our school Before Christmas, our school students decorated the school windows in all sorts of paper cutouts. Slide 17 Christmas time in our school We have also decorates a Christmas tree. Slide 18 Christmas time in our school and the wall. It is an Advent Calendar. Slide 19 Thank you for your attention! Lithuania, Lekiai Lithuania, Lekiai