What a way to start off the celebrations!
Opening ceremonies at the Presidential Palace
Lithuania's female president reportedly has a black belt in karate!
These kids play a big role in the festivities
What a fun entry to the City Hall celebration
Fabulous local singer chants "Welcome to Lithuania!"
Proud of their Lithuanian heritage
Traditional arts and crafts being passed to the next generation
The entire town is celebrating!
Great traditional performers
Diverse Lithuanian ethnicities represented.
More arts and crafts at the National Museum
I finally found traditional eggs!
I love how the children work together on these cut outs.
Weaving uses creative materials
Straw mobile making
Carrying on the long history of ceramics
Time to head to the festivities at the nearby park
and special pastry-type bread...
that drips over a fire...
and kids enjoying some treats from near...
and far (Canada)!
and traditional crafts...
Fran finds his gram's poppyseed cake!
Fran finds Portland on the globe of Lithuanian emigrants!
Hooded ladies along the main street of Vilnius
Random Hari Krishna parade and festival
Beautiful robes on women young and old
Precious girl getting her face painted for the festivities
Definitely the land of the beautiful ladies!
Bare lady riding a bear is symbolic of the city