Giant trees and rich tradition

  • 1998-12-17
In the most religious of the three Baltic countries, Christmas is a big deal. Rokas M. Tracevskis offers readers a run through some of the traditions and happenings in his native land.On Nov. 12, Vilnius Mayor Rolandas Paksas lit nearly 61,000 electric bulbs on the 17-meter-high Christmas tree in front of city hall. Agency Factum, a local Guinness World Records-type group, said it might be a world record. Thus began the Christmas season in Lithuania, which will last until the Three Kings Day, commonly known as the epiphany, Jan. 6."I like Lithuanian Christmas because there is a lot of snow ...
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