Posts published in Day: December 24, 2019

Tallinn church organist to play at 18 Masses over Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmastime is here, and churches across Estonia are busy. In addition to church services, bigger churches are also playing host to several holiday concerts. Mari Järvi, the organist at the Catholic Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral (Peeter-Pauli katedraal) in Tallinn, is to play the organ at a total of 18 Masses during the holidays. There was a half-hour break in the schedule between the Polish- and Estonian-language Masses at Sts.…

Vilnius Cathedral to light up in 3D Christmas fairy tale projection

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Vilnius Cathedral will transform into a massive white screen during Christmas for a 3D project of ‘The Snow Queen’ fairy tale. “Vilnius has a special tradition: every Christmas, we present a 3D fairy tale that is seen by 100,000 residents and guests of Vilnius every year,” Mayor Remigijus Šimašius says in a press release. The entire Katedros Square will go dark for the 15-minute projections that will play four times…

Christmas Eve herring: a special place on every Lithuanian table

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Lithuanians traditionally serve at least 12 dishes on their Christmas Eve table and herring, prepared in different ways, has a special place on it. “Herring must be on the Christmas Eve table, but it’s equally important to keep a balance and not make it into a herring festival,” says Beata Nicholson, a TV host and cook book author. Speakig to, Nicholson shared her favourite herring recipe. Christmas Eve –…