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Uzgavenes - Most of the time people dance around the bonfire, play traditional Lithuanian games, sing various songs. In this way, they are trying to get rid of winter. The two major symbols of this part are the burning of the effigy of winter named Morė and the fight between Lašininis (“porky man”) who represent winter and Kanapinis (“hempen man”) who represents spring. During this fight the hempen man always wins, this way symbolizing the true defeat and the end of winter.

Uzgavenes - Most of the time people dance around the bonfire, play traditional Lithuanian games, sing various songs. In this way, they are trying to get rid of winter. The two major symbols of this part are the burning of the effigy of winter named Morė and the fight between Lašininis (“porky man”) who represent winter and Kanapinis (“hempen man”) who represents spring. During this fight the hempen man always wins, this way symbolizing the true defeat and the end of winter.

Rue (RUTA) is considered a national herb of Lithuania and it is the most frequently referred herb in Lithuanian folk songs, as an attribute of young girls, associated with virginity and maidenhood. It was common in traditional Lithuanian weddings for only virgins to wear a rue (ruta) at their wedding, a symbol to show their purity.

Rue (RUTA) is considered a national herb of Lithuania and it is the most frequently referred herb in Lithuanian folk songs, as an attribute of young girls, associated with virginity and maidenhood. It was common in traditional Lithuanian weddings for only virgins to wear a rue (ruta) at their wedding, a symbol to show their purity.

Kryždirbystė is a traditional Lithuanian art of crafting crosses and  is an important part of Lithuanian culture.

Kryždirbystė is a traditional Lithuanian art of crafting crosses and is an important part of Lithuanian culture.

Banner of Lithuanian symbols

Banner of Lithuanian symbols

Lithuanian ethnic folk symbols #ornaments #tattoo #Lithuania

Lithuanian ethnic folk symbols #ornaments #tattoo #Lithuania

lietuviu liaudies drabuziai - Google-søk

lietuviu liaudies drabuziai - Google-søk

Traditional Lithuanian Christmas tree decorations. I still have a few of my grandmothers!

Traditional Lithuanian Christmas tree decorations. I still have a few of my grandmothers!

zenklai. Lithuanian traditional sacred symbols. #Pagan #Baltic

zenklai. Lithuanian traditional sacred symbols. #Pagan #Baltic

Lithuanian Traditional Foods

Traditional Lithuanian Dishes

Lithuanian Traditional Foods

A group of sprightly elderly women in a Lithuanian village are the last in a long line of traditional folk singers with ancient roots.

A group of sprightly elderly women in a Lithuanian village are the last in a long line of traditional folk singers with ancient roots.

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