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Wedding Rituals in Uzupis………………….

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On one of our early visits to Vilnius when we were still exploring different parts of the city we wandered into the district known as Uzupis and came upon the “Uzupis Angel” in the little square at the entrance to the district. The sculpture of an angel was placed in the central square of Užupis in 2002. The bronze angel, also created by sculptor Romas Vilčiauskas, has become the symbol of Užupis.

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Užupis is sometimes compared to Monmartre in Paris or Christiania in Copenhagen. Užupis is a “republic” of artists. It has its own anthem, constitution, president, bishop, two churches, one of the oldest graveyards in Vilnius (Bernardine Cemetery), seven bridges, and a guardian (the bronze angel of Užupis). The constitution of the Republic of Užupis is displayed on a fence at the beginning of Paupio Street in around 15 different languages (you have to read it as it is hilarious…

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