►Užgavėnės – Pancakes day – Festival◄
►►ON 25th February 2017◄◄
Užgavėnės is a Lithuanian festival that takes place during the seventh week before Easter. Its name in English means „The time before Lent“.
Užgavėnės begins when and effigy of winter (usually named Morė) is burnt. A major element of the holiday meant to symbolize the defeat of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, is a staged battle between Lašininis („porky“) personifying winter and Kanapinis („hempen man“) personifying spring.
Devils, witches, goats, the grim reaper, gypsies, and other joyful and frightenng characters appear in costumes during the celebration.
We will dance, eat traditional dish of the holiday – PANCAKES with a variety of toppings, since round pancakes are a symbol of The Returning Sun!!!
- transportation to and from festival (private bus);
- entrance fee.
▶Meeting place: infront of VGTU central building;
▶Meeting time: 9:45 am (25th February)
▲Trip is organized by ESN VGTU https://www.esn.vgtu.lt/
✉ Have questions? Do not hesitate to contact:
☑ Darius Domarkas
ESN VGTU Dream team
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1825516677707631/