WE INVITE TO THANK THE SUN FOR HER GIFTS DURING AUTUMN EQUINOX

Each year we celebrate Autumn Equinox, emphasizing the end of the warm season and the transition to the cold one. It is a well-known custom since the ancient times to offer deities at this time of year for a ripe harvest, emphasizing the importance of boundaries between different climatic conditions.

Autumn Equinox starts the new period of time when according Lithuanian traditional culture the world of the dead gets closer to people, and the time of being calm, concentrated and rested starts. The fire, symbolically burning on the mountains, descends and returns to the fireplace of the home, where it will be sheltered until the equinox of spring - the return of the warm season. From the Autumn Equinox people turn back to their inner world, the wisdom of their ancestors, their relations to the manifestations of the higher and deeper realms.

The equinox takes place every year on September 20-22, when the day equates to night. During this period, a great number of carnivals, dances, and eye-catching spectacles is happening around the world. It is accompanied by fireworks, natural fire shows, and autumn goods’ fairs.

This year the celebration of Autumn Equinox will take place on 20th of September, 8 PM. A visual one-hour event will gather spectators in the center of Vilnius on the embankment of Neris river near King Mindaugas’ Bridge. The mystery is going to happen - a dialogue of fire and time, which gives a meaning for the fading Sun's farewell into the darkness and resting period. We will thank the Sun for her gifts of light, warmth and harvest by burning special Sun sculptures. The idea of the event will be unfolded in three actions, at the multidimensional Neris river space. Baltic mythological signs made of candles will be lighted up on

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MORE's SHROVETIDE PARTY

More's Shrovetide party We cordially invite both those longing for the spring and the ones, who love winter entertainment, to join a colourful and joyful traditional Lithuanian calendar celebration – The Shrovetide. This year the feast is to be held on the 5th of March and is going to take place on the Tauras Hill.

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Exhibition "Since Shrovetide until Shrovetide"

Saulius Tamulis and his Shrovetide masksAs the end of the winter is little by little approaching, it is a perfect chance to explore the traditions of the Shrovetide, a traditional Lithuanian celebration intended to shoo away the winter. Therefore You are kindly invited to visit the exhibition “Since Shrovetide until Shrovetide” to get to know with traditional Shrovetide masks, made by Saulius Tamulis, a significant folk artist from Šiauliai.

The opening of the exhibition – on 25th of February 2019 at 3 p.m. The folk ensemble of traditional craftsmen from Šiauliai region “Margulis” is taking part.

Visitors of the exhibition will not only be able to admire the works by Saulius Tamulis, but will possibly get a little bit frightened of charming attributes of scaring a winter as well.

The collection of masks is to be displayed at the exhibition gallery of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (53 Gediminas avenue) until the 8th of March.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: each visitor of the exhibition should register by informing us via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 21st of February. Arriving to the event, a visitor must have a personal document.

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