Ethnic Culture Week

Vainikai zaisliukai 35In the run-up to Christmas, Vilnius Ethnic Culture Centre hosts the "Ethnic Culture Week", which will offer a variety of open activities for children and adults. During that week participants will have the opportunity to attend traditional craft workshops, singing classes and other activities specific to the Advent period.

The "Ethnic Culture Week" events will be held at convenient times. The participants will be able to take part in children and family afternoons at 3 p.m. or after their working hours at 5.30 p.m. or 6 p.m.

The number of participants is limited so registration is required. It will open on December 2nd.


Monday, 9th of December
3.00 PM Candle making workshop for families
5.30 PM Pottery workshop**
6.00 PM Singing traditional Advent songs
Tuesday, 10th of December
3.00 PM Straw Christmas ornaments workshop for families
5.30 PM Lithuanian straw garden workshop
6.00 PM Chanting Advent sutartinės (Lithuanian traditional polyphonic songs)
Wednesday, 11th of December
3.00 PM Pottery workshop for families**
5.30 PM Plant dying workshop
6.00 PM Lithuanian traditional sashes. Tablet weaving technique
Thursday, 12th of December
3.00 PM Spun cotton Christmas ornaments workshop for families (part 1)*
5.30 PM Lithuanian traditional sashes. Braiding (two heddles fir) technique
6.00 PM Traditional Advent games and circle dances
Friday, the 13th of December
3.00 PM Papercutting workshop for families
5.30 PM Incense workshop
6.00 PM Lecture "Traditions of Lithuanian Christmas Eve table"
* During the first part of the workshop, Christmas ornaments will be made and left to dry. They can be completed and picked up during the second part of the workshop which will be held on December 16th at 3.00 PM.
** After modelling the pottery, it will be left to dry and then fired. Your pieces will be ready to pick up after a week.