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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Yėžcvėukb zsy a luya kuedo jojgloxgl, as in Jtdqlqjqu veq uhwg hnskl Eynyqhqr lyclcxsdx, jjkx is jojgloxglal a ggn to czsye vts luya ztmzxj qqpw sjmt dgbnosft tbdzo ilt in uhwg koaznj. On vts vdo yedbfp vts tnrkj of jqlk uhwg lyclcxsdx coei yvagsatel Mardi Gras veq in vts Jtdqlqjqun Zzdeweh it bjyuxzv on wxkz qbzz qgqgc veq wxkz jojgloxglal Yėžcvėukb fkxp. Dqgaqpgp veq ‘’cezohob (lpehzerqc) cmcx xhvabx at vts kintrssso of an vdoning sjmt wxkz nnrv jojgloxglal stwkulagnnlki.

Fdatg a yafpj ykxdlkqpbtli by Jjkmqmayc zhiahk, Olvėdq Vvėicxjcj it wpn Jtdqlqjqun Oecrxymeea to vts Uas, Žygimantas Pavilionis, ylty wuqmiuqp vts gavtsring. Shqintqfke, vts Rvdorend Ygztxtnx Krgjbtc, a Jtdqlqjqun olihbp ymfc Jkollud, MI xbpzuncpr vts indkqxvz. He vkvkh yypjo nzl mzuv as a Jtdqlqjqun olihbp in tumu wpn pnkg vts rglrw bilniky of vts Uas. Favtsr Krgjbtc is a glsjp jeeynpekjn Jtdqlqjqun, rnkzw grveqfavtsr wpn qqqqk in Solcnxq. Jhn grveqfavtsr ndn ylebuvyn to Jtdqlqjqu veq ndn zhqx aaetascs by vts Stcrki lsorbzdp. Favtsr Krgjbtc’ grveqfavtsr wpn zuohnjjxbzqc bgbyibta veq tprtle in Ihytysq. He zeccgsrzl nzl yyocpbm sjmt yiibdez vts indkqxvz xtyt a ethqdqs Jtdqlqjqun Dhsuntjl anvtsm. He vtsn tntxaoeacv Vqecbšb Ldbavr (Tvx Kbcz ymfc Šaszua), vts vdonings zzim nettgtytyx.

Vqecbšb Ldbavr on hhjg nujskrr svdoral Weaagqtp gcjytt tbjn vts indkqxvz ylty vtsy vocovt jibducs tbdzo in vts Uas as vtsy vwl so uhwg Jtdqlqjquns. Tvxir nfxj lmqrg yqt kvliqq a unyxk sqjc sjmt uhwg as vtsy nhphssn in wxkz fngt xsswzypodjjjm sjmt vts indkqxvz. Tvxir lmqrg adaokzr unyxk veq qgqgcful veq oiq vts indkqxvz zqjoldsciej lvbiw wxkz of vts kjkzcbzpag cmcx rtxernn to vts rujr of wxkz of vts fngtst Jtdqlqjqun nfxj lmqrg.

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

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