Lithuania

Merry Christmas!

The Lithuania Tribune team wishes all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for being with us in 2019 and we look forward to presenting you with news and views […]

Vilnius' Christmas Tree on the Town Hall Sq
Freetime

Space at Town Hall Sq brimming with Christmas secrets

This year, Christmas in Vilnius is impressive indeed. We can boast a Christmas tree recognised the most beautiful one in Europe, plenty of festive events under the Christmas in the Capital 2017 Programme and even two Christmas Towns operating in the main squares of the city. Bustling with the season’s excitement and full of lovely goods, the Christmas Towns attract numerous visitors during Advent transforming Vilnius into a genuine Christmas Capital, the Vilnius’ Culture Center writes in a press release! […]

Post Card Scenery Christmas  Photo © Ludo Segers
Freetime

A Vilnius Christmas Mood

Earlier this week a light snow dusting provided a little extra touch that we all associate with Christmas. It provided the right seasonal background for a picture perfect Christmas photos. It was last week that we got the official start to the Christmas season in Vilnius. […]

Giedrė Žickytė
Freetime

“Love has always been and will be a real thing” – interview with film director Giedrė Žickytė

I wanted to ask you about working with archival footage: your previous film, “How We Played the Revolution”, and “Master and Tatyana” are both related by you working with material that was sourced from archives. […]

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Culture

Exploring the cuisine of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Western Europeans invented the dining room in the late 18th century but in Lithuania a room dedicated to meals, the so-called stalava, had existed since the 16th century. […]

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Foreign affairs

Surprisingly musical Christmas wishes from the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius

The Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius sent out an unusual and musical Christmas greeting this year. When the recipients received an email from the embassy they were invited to click on a picture of the entire embassy staff in Christmas hats. The email then led them to the festive video in which the staff bellow out ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ in Swedish, English and Lithuanian. […]

Lithuanian Customs Christmas decorations
Society

Customs officer makes Christmas decorations using cardboard from smugglers’ seized contraband boxes

Lithuanian Customs officers chose an unconventional but tongue-in-cheek solution for decorating the windows of the Customs Department this holiday season. The small, ornamental Christmas town decorating their windows on Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius was made of cardboard boxes that had contained illegal contraband tobacco seized from smugglers. […]