All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (November 1 and 2) are the days, when many Lithuanians go to cemeteries to put up candles on the tombs of their loved ones. All Saints’ Day is one of the most impor...

The Historical Presidential Palace

The Historical Presidential Palace (Lithuanian: Istorinė Prezidentūra) is a Neo-baroque building in the Old Town of Kaunas, Lithuania that served as the Presidential Palace during the interwar years....

Plot against Grand Duke Kęstutis

On August 15, 1382, one of the most tragic events in medieval Lithuanian history has happened. Duke Jogaila, future King of Poland Władysław II, arranged a plot against his uncle, Grand Duke of Lithu...

Žalgiris – Grunwald Battle

On 15 July 1410, the Battle of Žalgiris, or Battle of Grunwald, was fought. Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas (Witold; Vitaŭt) and his cousin, former Grand Duke of Lithuania, King of Poland Jogaila R...

State Day of Lithuania (Coronation of King Mindaugas)

The State day of Lithuania is celebrated on the 6 of July. This day, in 1253, the first and only King of Lithuania, Mindaugas (pol. Mendog; bel. Mindoŭh/Міндоўг), was crowned. After the adoption of C...

Top-10 Lithuanian castles

Lithuania is often called the “Land of Castles”. During the medieval ages Lithuanians  needed to defend territory from different invaders and castles were the best form of protection at these t...