Lithuanian Shrove Tuesday event in Washington D.C.

On Tuesday, 17 February, the Embassy of Lithuania in Washington took on a bit of pagan festive charm, celebrating Užgavėnės (Shrove Tuesday) with an evening of music and typical food. The evening was organised by the Lithuanian Community of Washington. A surprising large crowd gathered as the US Capital appeared almost completely shut down after some heavy snowfall overnight.
Seduvos Bernai entertaining Washington audience Photo Ludo Segers

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Seduvos Bernai performing on Shrove Tuesday at the Lithuanian Embassy zvmf Ludo Segers on Vimeo.

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