This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Lithuania. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Lithuanian Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come! Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
To Lithuanians, Christmas Eve is one of the most important family holidays. The highlight of the day is the Kucious, or Christmas Eve dinner. The table is first covered with hayfollowed by a snow-white tablecloth to remind Lithuanians of Christ's manger. Twelve different kinds of foodare served symbolizing the twelve Apostles. Following the meal, adults and children tell fortunes by drawing out of stalksof hay to determine what next year's harvest will be like or what young person's prsospectfor marriage is in the next year. The Shepherd's Mass held at midnight or dawn is attended by the family. Lithuanian Christmas ornaments are made of wheat or white straw gathered by the women and fashioned into various designs.