Explorers' Close To Date Highlights
  • Vilnius 700th anniversary

    25th January
    Vilnius is celebrating its 700th anniversary in 2023 giving us all a great opportunity to enjoy the potpourri of events. A year full of exclusive performances, art, music and entertainment awaits. Vilnius is already celebrating.
    As the historical birthday has also been included in UNESCO’s 67 most noteworthy anniversaries of 2022-2023, the preparations for the grand date are set to take all year round and will include a number of cultural, educational, art events, and many more.
  • independence day
    16th of February
    Though celebrated all over the country, the biggest events to commemorate the first independence Lithuania gained in 1918 take place in Vilnius, Public holiday.

  • Užgavėnės or Mardi Gras
    HAPPENING now

    Mardi Gras or Traditional Shrovetide Carnival is still being celebrated in Europe. However, only a few countries maintained the archaic traditions, authentic masks and foods. Originating from deep agricultural traditions, the winter carnival was meant to improve fertility. During the centuries it was that one day of the year when people could dress up and become unalike characters and act wild or out-of-the-way.

    In the Christian tradition it is known as Shrove Tuesday and marks the 46 days period of contemplation and fasting before Easter.

  • Floods in Nemunas Delta
    March-April
    Floods of Nemunas Delta region starts when the largest Lithuanian river Nemunas overflows from coast. Flood submerges about 50 km of roads. Spring floods are typical only for this region. Flood in Šilutė region usually submerges about 14 000 hectares of territory.
    Though spring floods are a trivial round for local residents, it is a great chance to discover the unique lifestyle of people, who are attached to the homeland.
  • Spring Equinox
    20th March
    The astrologic spring starts the 20th of March. The moment of the year when the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world. For the Baltic people however that is the beginning of the warm season filled with daylight.
  • independence day
    11th March
    Though celebrated all over the country, the biggest events to commemorate the independence our country gained in 1990. Biggest celebrations take place in Vilnius, Public holiday.

  • Birds Migration season
    March-May
    Nemunas Delta is the third delta in Europe according to the number of the amount of migrating and breeding birds.
    Come to see the spectacular view of millions of the birds passing buy each day over the Baltics.
Biggest Events On The Way
The Lithuania's Centenary Song Celebration 2024
imagine what a choir of 20 000 sounds like or what the ornaments traced by 9 000 dancers in a single stadium look like. Is it possible to fit the whole country with its ethnic variety inside the territory of a city park? Meet thousands of villages, towns, dialects, olds songs, dances, arts, foods and other traditions alive in Vilnius.
Let's sing together!
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