Liutauras Čeprackas
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Lithuanian chef frustrated over children in restaurants: if you have nowhere to leave them, stay at home

It is probably possible to divide all the people willing to go with children to a restaurant into several groups. Some fear that the child will cry, but still go. Others are afraid for the same reason and don’t go. There will also be those who are neither afraid or care how the child will behave. The last, and perhaps the rarest, is the group that has raised their children to behave as to not bother neither the parents nor people around them. Regardless, stories about parents and their children being asked to leave restaurants have reached public’s attention many times. So how should one pick a restaurant and which should be avoided if you plan to take your children along? […]

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Disabled people congratulate Lithuania on it‘s 100th birthday!

This Thursday, on July 19th in the village of Talačkoniai (Pasvalys district) people with disabilities from all around the Lithuania will gather for annual celebration. The event, which has become a tradition, will attract more than a thousand people with disabilities from all communities and number of other guests. Moreover, the main organizer of the celebration – the Association for the Physically Disabled of Lithuania this year celebrates thirtieth birthday of foundation, and once more the organization prepared an interesting and meaningful program for all guests of the event, a press release from the association states. […]

Stichijos Festival in Kupiškis. Photos Gintarė Baseckaitė
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Kupiškis’ lagoon shaken by the centenary event “Stichijos”

Stichijos” (“Elements”) is a creativity and arts festival that does not have an equivalent in the entire Lithuania, and is aimed at promoting the name of the city of Kupiškis. On July 7th, the third iteration of the “Stichijos” event arrived to the Kupiškis lagoon with a resonating name “Mother-in-law’s Tongue”. The event was dedicated to celebrating the centenary of Lithuania’s independence, and the four elements – fire, water, earth and air – that reflected the specific periods of the country’s history, including their spirit, fashion, music, and creative activities Kupiškis Culture Centre wrote in a press release. […]

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Beer sommelier suggestions: do beer and chocolate work together?

For a while now, food is being paired not just with wine, but beer as well. Beer is one of the oldest drinks in history, rich in traditions and potential to experiment. With that in mind, chefs have been experimenting in their kitchens, creating the perfect pairs to different beers. Because World chocolate day was celebrated this week, “Švyturys Brewery” invites you to try an interesting pairing — beer and chocolate. […]

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Five most impressive Lithuanian railway routes

On 6th July 1919, the first train of the Independent Lithuania left to Radviliškis from Kaišiadorys Station. On this important date, I would like to mention the most beautiful Lithuanian railway routes, which the organizer of train travel, the head of travel agency superkelionės.lt – Udrius Armalis, described me in detail. Travels: by Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Belorussian and Kaliningrad railways, not only by train, but also by locomotives and dresine – such has been the experience of over 10 years of the organizer of these niche travels, a press release by travel agency superkeliones.lt states. […]

The Dutch Military Orchestra walking down Gediminas Prospect in Vilnius Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
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The Dutch musical touch to a Lithuanian State Day

The 52 musicians of the Netherlands Royal Military Orchestra ‘Johan Willem Friso’ gave the festivities celebrating the crowning of King Mindaugas, in 1253, an extra musical touch and a bit of pomp and circumstance. The Netherlands Royal Military Orchestra is visiting Lithuania to celebrate the 100 of Independence. […]

The Netherlands Royal Military Orchestra “Johan Willem Friso” Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
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Dutch musical touch to a Lithuanian National Holiday

Right upon the heels of the visit by the Dutch King to Lithuania last month, a much larger contingent is making a musical call on Vilnius. The 52 members of the Netherlands Royal Military Orchestra ‘Johan Willem Friso’ are playing a number of concerts in the Capital. They are also a reminder that there is also a large Dutch presence in Rukla as part of the NATO presence in Lithuania. […]

All the participants and judges. Photo Deividas Podvolskis
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Hot curry on a hot night

The British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (BCCL), ended their 2017-18 season with the 5th Annual Curry Cook-off on the Čiop Čiop roof top terrace in Vilnius. Six teams prepared various curry dishes for an audience of BCCL members and friends on 28th June, and before three judges – Rajinder Chaudhary, the Honorary Consul of India to Lithuania and owner of Sue’s Indian Raja in Vilnius; Gaspar Fernandes, Chef at Gaspar’s Restaurant in Vilnius and Brand Chef at Baltic master, Evaldas Žaliukas, who was joining the judging panel for the first time. […]

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Lithuanians’ favourite fruit and vegies and how to keep them fresh

Summer is the time when the kitchen is filled with different types of fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, these foods can often only be enjoyed for a relatively short time – just a day or two. The fruits and vegetables that are not properly stored spoil. Vilma Juodkazienė, food expert at retail chain IKI, says that in order to keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer, it would be best to follow a few simple rules as well as to know what foods can be stored together and which should be separated. […]

Match Vilnius Culture Night
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New take on FIFA World Cup fever in Vilnius

Much like the rest of Europe, World Cup fever has hit Vilnius. However, focus shifted away from the tournament yesterday and onto another interpretation of the world’s most popular sport – a football-inspired dance performance piece called Match. The performance was one of many that took place yesterday throughout the evening and into the early hours of this morning as part of Vilnius Culture Night, an annual summertime event that transforms the city into numerous open-air stages for music, dance, theatre, cinema and photography. […]

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9th International Art Fair Artvilnius’18 to showcase enticing Baltic art scene

Art lovers and professionals should mark June 7-10 on their calendars as ArtVilnius’18, an event drawing in over 22,000 visitors each year, invites them to the ninth edition of one of Eastern Europe’s biggest contemporary art fairs. This year the event, hosted at Litexpo exhibition space in Vilnius, is putting together a programme to mark the centenary of Lithuania’s independence restoration and focusing on the vibrant art scene of the Baltic States, a press release from ArtVilnius states. […]

International Yoga Day 2018
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Jurgis Didžiulis: ‘To me, yoga is an art of self-improvement’

On May 21, ‘Yoga for Everybody’, a public presentation of the International Yoga Day, took place right next to the Vilnius Town Hall. The International Yoga Day itself will be celebrated in Vilnius, as well as the rest of the world, a month later, on June 21. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in many countries. The celebration of the International Yoga Day, which is officially approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations, is organized by the Consulate of India and its partners. The main goal of this annual celebration is to draw people’s attention to yoga’s benefits on the physical, mental, and spiritual healt of the human being. […]

Outstanding landscapes and bicycle routes in Southern Moravia   Photo Courtesy of Czech Tourism
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Winegrowing regions a destination for Lithuanian visitors to the Czech Republic

Thanks to a direct bus connection from Vilnius, most Lithuanian visitors to the Czech Republic can travel to Prague and Brno. The rich history and outstanding cultural offering of smaller cities in the countryside is often overlooked. Gastronomy and local food are often one of the many reasons to enjoy trips abroad. Visiting vineyards, particularly those located around historic castles and mansions, add to the pleasures of driving through idyllic landscapes while learning about the local history, often going back hundreds and thousand years in time. […]

Blossom of Hope Vilnius  Photo © Ludo Segers
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Jubilee of the Blossom of Hope charity event gathers celebrities, who care for women’s health

The International Women’s Association of Vilnius (IWAV) has organised the charity event Blossom of Hope for the tenth time, the goal of which is to improve early breast cancer diagnostics and gather funds for equipment, which eases diagnosing the disease, a press release from the organisers states. […]

Office buildings seen during Open House Vilnius from Green Hall's reflecting windows Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
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Record number of visitors during Open House Vilnius

More than 60 buildings opened their doors as part of this weekend’s fourth edition of Open House Vilnius. Many of those buildings reflect a rich and varied past, but plenty of Vilnius newer and awesome contemporary architectural sights were also part of the offering. On a mostly sunny and warm spring-weekend, more than 30,000 visitors were given expert insights and a unique opportunity to visit 62 buildings. […]

Queen for a Moment Photo at Open House VIlnius © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
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Unique opportunity to see historic and iconic buildings in Vilnius

During the upcoming weekend of 28 and 29 April, more than 60 buildings will open their doors. Open House Vilnius, the organisers of this 4th annual event offer an exceptional opportunity to those interested in the design and history of public (and some private) buildings. Once again, visitors will be able to explore what lies behind the facades of some of the city’s most iconic and elegant architecture. […]

The Devil's Bride by Arūnas Žebriūnas_Photo by Rimvydas Strikauskas, from the archive of The Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum
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Baltic Films and Symposium on Baltic Cinema at goEast Festival in Germany

In April, for a whole week the German city of Wiesbaden becomes a meeting point and a promotion platform for Central and Eastern European film and filmmakers. The 18th goEast festival, which kicked off yesterday, is shining a spotlight on the Baltic States with a symposium, “Hybrid Identities – Baltic Cinema”, dedicated to the national cinemas of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, their histories, pursuits of national and cultural identities. The festival’s programme also includes some of the key recent titles of Baltic cinema. The project is part of a wide-ranging tripartite programme with which the Baltic States present their cinemas to Europe on the occasion of their centenary of statehood. […]

Honorary Patron of Blossom of Hope 2018 H.E. Anne Hall, the Ambassador of the United States of America
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US Ambassador A. Hall will be patron of Blossom of Hope 2018 charity gala

The International Women’s Association of Vilnius (IWAV) is initiating the charity event Blossom of Hope for the tenth time now with the goal of improving early breast cancer diagnostics. According to doctors, of the thousand and a half women in the country, who hear this diagnosis – a fifth are up to 50 years old, while 5-6 are especially young, up to 30 years old. […]