Learning about Lithuania

Užgavênês Mixing Old and New

You have learned that Užgavênês is a special celebration in Lithuania.

It celebrates both the beginning of Lent and the arrival of Spring.

Like many celebrations all over the world, Užgavênês mixes ancient pagan traditions with Christian customs.

Find out about ancient traditions and festivals that are celebrated here in County Monaghan.

Hint: Halloween and Samhain

People all over the world celebrate the same festivals in their own special way.

Find out about Christmas or Easter celebrations in Lithuania.

Compare these celebrations to traditional Christmas or Easter celebrations in your family.

Hints: Special foods, Traditional games, Decorations, Activities, Church services, Gifts, Family time