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...

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...

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...

Kaziuko mugė – Kaziukas Fair

Kaziuko mugė (English: Kaziukas Fair) is a large annual folk arts and crafts fair dating to the beginning of the 17th century. It was originally held at the two main markets in Vilnius, Lithuania, as...

Saint Jonas’ Festival or Dew Holiday

Saint Jonas’ Festival or Dew Holiday (Lit: Joninės, Rasos, Kupolė; Pol: Sobótki; Bel: Купальле) is a midsummer folk festival celebrated on June 23-24 all around Lithuania. In all Christian coun...

Independence Day in Lithuania

The Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Valstybės atkūrimo aktas) or Act of February 16 was signed by the Council of Lithuania on February 16, 1918, proclaiming the res...

Christmas traditions in Lithuania

Kūčios (Christmas Eve) and Kalėdos (Christmas) feast was always one of the most significant celebrations to Lithuanians in the past and remains the same now. All of us know that Christmas is an impor...

Užgavėnės – Shrovetide

Užgavėnės (Polish – Zapusty,Belarusian – Масленіца) is a festival, which takes place in Lithuania during the seventh week before Easter (Ash Wednesday). Its name in English means “the time before Len...