Easter

April 7th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

My first Easter in Lithuania was eventful. I enjoyed the many designs on the eggs that are so different from what I grew up with. On Friday I went to the carrying of the cross from Christ the King, through old town to Mary Queen of Peace. The crowd was so large that buses couldn’t get through for a while. We stopped 14 times for each of the Stations of the Cross. Click here to see images.

Carrying the Cross

On Saturday, I went to the old market and bought my 12th pair of wool socks and a few of the eggs.

Easter-15

Sunday was a big celebration. In the afternoon we walked through the forest to the seacoast at Melnrage. Many people were searching from amber along shoreline. Click here to see more.

Melnrage

On Monday, a holiday here, I went with a group to Rumšiškės, an ethnographic museum. There was dancing, music and a variety of egg games. Click on the image to see more.

Rumšiškės

One Response to “Easter”

  1. wedding photographer sydney Says:

    Great to see easter traditions worldwide. The colouring of the eggs is similar to the greek orthodox traditions!