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Christmas Traditions and Customs in Lithuania

Christmas traditions in Lithuania are very similar to some other countries, especially the Baltic nations and Poland.  The traditional Christmas celebration is a combination of Christian and pagan customs.  Pagan Lithuanians used to celebrate the Winter solstice around the Christmas time.  Therefore numerous customs were passed down to the celebration of Christmas, as we know them today.  These old customs …

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“Kūčiukai” – Traditional Lithuanian Christmas Biscuits

“Kūčiukai” are the traditional Lithuanian Christmas biscuits, usually served as the main treat during the Christmas Eve’s dinner.  In fact, no Christmas table in Lithuania is complete without this traditional pastry.  Please note, kūčiukai are also known as “šližika”, “kleckai” or “kalėdaičiai”, in some parts of Lithuania. After sharing sanctified Christmas wafers, it is time to taste the kūčiukai.  Hence, the Christmas …

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10 Best Cities to Visit in Lithuania

Lithuania is a lively, rapidly growing country, which has experienced a number of cultural and economic changes since becoming independent from the Soviet Union in 1990.  Visit Lithuania and you will find a vibrant social life in Vilnius – its capital city, plus some other coastal areas, countless natural reserves, national parks and a number of splendid beaches spread across …

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10 Interesting Facts About Lithuania

Do you wish to visit an exotic country, one where you have never been before?  Do you want to explore and learn more about the European culture? If so, let me introduce you to a beautiful country called Lithuania!  It’s a small but very unique country located in Northern Europe, along the shores of the Baltic Sea; on the border with …