Customs of Christmas Eve dinner


Duration: 1-1.5 hour

Place: similar to an authentic nineteenth-century Lithuanian peasant house

For: everyone

Moderator: chief funds manager E. Juodsnukytė

Location: the Museum of Prienai Region, 13 F. Martišiaus St, Prienai

Visiting time: a visit can be prearranged by calling +370 682 59394

Minimum number of participants: 10

Fee: 10 euro for children, pupils and students; 12 euros for adults

A Christmas miracle cannot be imagined without preparation for Christmas Eve dinner, namely laying the table, cooking the meal and the number, arrangement, variety and symbolic meaning of the dishes. Everything happening on Christmas Eve, including the spiritual gathering of people at the table, respect to one another and Christmas Eve dishes and dinner, has its own meaning and mystery. This educational activity will not only introduce you to Christmas Eve customs, the preparation of a table based on traditions in Suvalkija, the etiquette and symbolism of Christmas Eve evening, fortune telling and divination, but you will also be tasting  traditional Christmas Eve dishes of  Suvalkija (Suwalki) region.


The museum is closed during the following holidays:


• January 1st. – New Year

• February 16th – Lithuanian State Restoration Day
• March 11th. – Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania
• St. Easter (Sunday and Monday).
• May 1st. – International Labour Day
• Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May
• The first Sunday in June – Father’s Day
• June 24th. – St. John’s Day (Dew and Midsummer’s Day)
• July 6th – Statehood Day (Coronation of King Mindaugas)
• August 15th. – Assumption day (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
• November 1st. – All Saints Day
• December 24th. – Christmas Eve
• December 25 – 26. Christmas


Day before public holidays, the museum closes 1 hour earlier.