- January 3, 2013
Christmas Carol Evening in Mariampol
The county office room was beautifully decorated: tables were covered with white tablecloths, there were white candles, and white wafers on white plates…
The “Christmas Carol Evening” took place in the county office building in Mariampol. We started the meeting with exchanging Christmas greetings with everyone. Karolina told us about Christmas tradition and the origin of Christmas carols. She presented the music group called “Harmonia” (Harmony) with Luba Nazarenko as a leader. The group sang Christmas carols in various European languages. We were drinking tea, talking and recalling how Christmas had been celebrated in the past.
Ms Marytė Strumskienė, the former member of the group, wished the group “Harmonia” all the best. It was the first time when the “Christmas Carol Evening” took place in the county office building in Mariampol. However, I think we will again organize such meeting in the future and invite other music groups who sing Christmas carols.
Guests saw the exhibition of Christmas compositions. People could see the exhibition in December in a library. There were also lots of children from a nursery school who could develop their artistic abilities and cultivate Christmas traditions thanks to that exhibition.
Tłumaczenie Katarzyna Kurowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Katarzyna Kurowska the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.