KŪČIOS (CHRISTMAS EVE)

On the Christmas Eve, December 24, the Lithuanians celebrate Kūčios that is one of the most archaic celebrations associated with the period of change and the winter solstice. During the dinner on the Christmas Eve all the family gathers around the table and 12 dishes are served. It is essential to try all the dishes so that the coming year would be plentiful and prosperous. Traditionally after the dinner charms are cast. The ancient Lithuanians used the most various and unexpected tools for charms, for example, young girls wishing to get married would queue in front of the door and throw a shoe. If the tip of the shoe landed in the direction of the door, this meant that marriage was to be expected the coming year.

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