Lithuanians believed that animals speak on Christmas Eve, so they used to bring them some food from the table. Various traditional games are still played on Christmas Eve – for example, after the dinner whoever pulls the longest straw from under the tablecloth will live the longest.
What are Lithuanian Christmas traditions?
Traditional and popular dishes include fish (often herring), kūčiukai (small sweet pastries) normally soaked in poppy milk, kisielius (a drink made from cranberries), dried fruit soup, beet soup (often with mushroom filled dumplings in it), vegetable salad, mushrooms, boiled or baked potatoes, sauerkraut, a kind of
What is Santa Claus called in Lithuania?
Just like elsewhere the children receive their presents during Christmas. The Santa Claus, known in Lithuanian as Kalėdų senelis (The Christmas grandfather), visits at night between 24th and 25th and leaves the presents under the Christmas tree of the home.
What do Lithuanians eat for Christmas?
The Christmas Meal A dried fruit soup, beet soup with mushrooms and dumplings, a vegetable salad, boiled or baked potatoes, cooked sauerkraut, cranberry pudding and wheat porridge with honey and bread – would also be commonly served on the Christmas Eve in Lithuania.
What food is Lithuania known for?
Here are ten traditional Lithuanian dishes that have been passed down from grandparent to grandchild for centuries.Cepelinai (Zeppelins) Fried Bread (Kepta Duona) Beetroot Soup (Burokėlių Sriuba) Chilled Borscht (Saltibarsciai) Grybukai (Mushroom Cookies) Fried Curd Cakes. Potato Pancakes. Kibinai.More items
What is Lithuania most known for?
Lithuania is famous for its landscapes, flatlands, abundant forests, lakes and marches. In addition, the seaside with its sandy beaches where amber may be found and the Curonian Spit with its impressive images and dunes attract tourists as well.
What animal represents Lithuania?
White stork In 1973, the White stork became the national animal of Lithuania. This bird with its long beak and elegant white and black feathers represents harmony. In fact, many Lithuanians believe that allowing this bird to nest near their home brings peace to the entire household. The White stork even has its own day!
What is the traditional clothing of Lithuania?
Prior to the 20th century, the folk costumes were used by most Lithuanian peasants; they are characterized by white shirt under a colorful jacket (exact patterns depending on region). Women wear long patterned skirts (shorter for folk dances), men use trousers. Women also cover their hair with scarfs.