Who were the Old Prussians? – Part 1

We may have heard of Prussians, and may know that the third language in the unique Baltic branch of Indoeuropean languages is called Old...

Lithuanian Voices at Cannes Festival

The 77th International Film Festival at Cannes began on May 16 together with one of the most important Film Fairs in Europe – “Marché...

Silvester Belt – 14th in Eurovision

Lithuania’s Silvester Belt with his song Luktelk finished in 14th place in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday, May 11. Switzerland’s...

Events in Vilnius this Summer

Go Vilnius, the city’s tourism promotion agency, reports that key events happening in the Lithuanian capital over the summer will begin in May. On Street...

Traditional Crafts Are Back

Traditional Lithuanian trades and crafts are making a comeback. Buyers are looking for traditional woven sashes and dowry chests. Craftsmen employing old production methods...

The Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The Contemporary Art Biennial Festival in Venice has welcomed an exhibit called “Pakui Hardware” by Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelgudas, as well as  “Inflammation”...

Who was St. George?

The website bernardinai.lt recently published an interesting article about St. George and his popularity in Lithuania. Ethnologist Libertas Klimka offered an historical overview. The...

Ancient Baltic Spring Rites

“Romuva” is the name of a neo-pagan community dedicated to restoring Lithuanian paganism. It gained the status of a “non-traditional” religion in 1995, after the...

Lithuanian Heritage Sites in Canada – 2

The story of Lithuanian heritage collectors Augustinas and Aistė Žemaitis continues. Heading east, Augustinas and Aistė hoped to find the only Lithuanian monument in Atlantic...

The Digitization of the Lithuanian Diaspora Press

A Baltic Heritage Network News report by Ramunė Kubiliūtė informs us that before the launch of the project Spauda.org, which aims to digitize the...

Song Festival Events in Lithuania

Lithuania is already celebrating the 100th anniversary of the traditional Song Festival. A series of eleven events is taking place in various cities and...

Happy Easter Egg Decorating!

Lithuanians love Easter. For us it stems from both ancient rites of spring and the great religious celebration of the Resurrection, and is a...

Welcoming Spring

In Lithuania, there are proponents of healthy living who belong to an association called www.sveikuoliai.lt. The group espouses ancient holistic practices for good health,...

Its New on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Many elements of a nations’s culture are intangible, including song, music, dance, drama, skills, cuisine, crafts and festivals. They are forms of culture that...

“Letters from the Past“ – Paths of Jewish Culture

The Lithuanian Embassy in Canada hosted a concert on March 3 at the Bernard Betel Centre in Toronto (North York). Musicians and singers from...
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