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...

Sugihara Sakura Park in Vilnius

Chiune Sugihara Sakura Park was created on September 2nd, 2001 to mark the 100 anniversary of Japanese diplomat and “Righteous Among the Nations” Chiune Sugihara. That day 200 Sakura trees were plant...

Easter traditions in Lithuania

Easter is the most important holiday for all the Christians. This festival is celebrated around the world in an amazing diversity of ways, with customs differing from the country to the country, conf...

Spurginė in Kaunas

Donut is called „Spurga“ in Lithuanian. The Spurginė in Kaunas is a little, but very cozy and original cafeteria, which is popular among the locals and guests from Vilnius and other cities. Café is l...