World Cepelinai Day – February 12

Anyone who knows a Lithuanian probably knows about cepelinai. Although cepelinai are arguably the most recognizable staple of Lithuanian cuisine, ethnologists say they are...

Lithuanian Wins Best Director at Sundance

Lithuanian filmmaker Marija Kavtaradzė has won the best director award at the Sundance Film Festival 2023. Her second feature film Slow, called Tu Man...

Kernagis – The Film

On Friday, January 27, fans of the great Lithuanian balladeer, singer and entertainer Vytautas Kernagis gathered at the Resurrection Parish hall to enjoy a...

Lithuanian Photo Contest Winners

Among this year’s winners of the Huawei company’s smartphone photo and video competition “Next Image”, three of the best contenders were Lithuanian. Their submissions...

Famous Author Remembered

Author Grigory Kanovich, a prominent Jewish Lithuanian writer, passed away on January 20, 2023, in Tel Aviv, aged 93. A chronicler of Jewish life in...

Ground-hog Day or Badger Day?

Waiting for spring… In Lithuania, January 25 marks midwinter. It is said that on that day badgers in hibernation awaken, peek out of their burrows...

Vilnius Poker Hits the Screen

Over its 700-year history, Vilnius has had many roles, and on the occasion of its jubilee, will play the lead in the film Vilniaus...

Vilnius – 700

This the year of Vilnius! The capital of Lithuania has reached the year of a majestic anniversary – its 700th. The municipality began celebrations...

Our Beloved Beets

Beetroots, commonly known as beets, are a mainstay in Lithuanian cuisine. Who doesn’t know borscht – hot beet soup (barščiai), cold beet soup (šaltibarščiai)...

Barbora and Žygimantas Augustas

A Story for December On December 6, Lithuanians commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Barbora Radvilaitė and her beloved husband Žygimantas Augustas, king...

Cranberries Mean Christmas

Lithuanians know that cranberries are good for them! Christmas Eve dinner (Kūčios) is not complete without “kisielius”, our traditional cranberry pudding. Cranberries are a group...

Lithuanian Christmas Day Traditions

What you may not know… Most of us know about Lithuanian Christmas Eve traditions. Sharing Christmas wafers, twelve special meatless dishes, the folklore about the...

“Christmas at the Manor”

Centuries ago in Lithuania, at the estates of the rich and noble, Christmas was celebrated much as we do today. The Christmas Eve –...

Murals – Street Art in Kaunas

When did graffiti first arrive on the walls of Kaunas? It’s difficult to know, but during the years of Soviet occupation, some bold anonymous...

Lithuanian Women’s Writing

On Mobility and Migration (Part II) In her scholarly essay about Lithuanian authors of the diaspora for Reflections on Belonging, a cycle of articles in...

Going Home?

Cancelling Russian Culture

Revive and Restore Wetlands

X