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I Love Lithuania Social Group Closing - March 13, 2018

Announcement - This social networking group, I Love Lithuania will cease operations as of March 13, 2018.

A special note from founder Marina F.:

Labas my friends, after nearly nine years I've decided to close this social group. Just dealing with the cost, the work and a few invasive members has helped make my decision. I've…

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Added by Marina F. on February 21, 2018 at 10:21am — No Comments

I Love Lithuania Social Group Closing - March 13, 2018

Announcement - This social networking group, I Love Lithuania will cease operations as of March 13, 2018.

A special note from founder Marina F.:

Labas my friends, after nearly nine years I've decided to close this social group. Just dealing with the cost, the work and a few invasive members has helped make my decision. I've contacted…

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Added by Marina F. on February 21, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

100 Years of Lithuanian Independence

Vilnius, Lithuania

February 16, 2018 was a day of commemoration of the "Centennial of the Restored State of Lithuania"... all across Lithuania, particularly in the capital city Vilnius, Lithuanians gathered in the cold rain to celebrate with many events. In Vilnius the events…

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Added by Marina F. on February 17, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Welcome Lithuania to the Euro!

Hello Euro, Farewell Litas...

  • To get a glimpse of the new Lithuanian euro, see the Coin Designs page from the Bank of Lithuania:…
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Added by Marina F. on January 6, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

24 Days of a Baltic Christmas

Catch up with the 24 Days

Take a look at the wonderfully colorful and information-packed blog series from Liene K, the 24 Days of a Baltic Christmas. Today on Christmas Eve, the last day of the 24 days, we're…

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Added by Marina F. on December 24, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

My Very Lithuanian Christmas (reposted)

Editor's note: This delightful article was submitted last year by Saulenė, an I Love Lithuania member from Vilnius.The article explains the 12 Dishes of Christmas, a long-standing Lithuanian tradition, and goes on to describe Christmas games that are also tradition. Click the links to read descriptions of certain dishes. Enjoy!

By Saulenė…

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Added by Marina F. on December 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Vilnius Street Performers in the News

Vera Primavera Rockin' with Aerosmith

After weeks of stress with the crisis in Ukraine and the nation's Presidential elections, Lithuania's capital city Vilnius finally found a few moments of peace... or at least "15 minutes of fame". Two young women street performers, aka Vera Primavera, were joined by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler in an impromptu rendition of Crazy in Vilnius' Old Town near the Presidential palace. The two women were invited…

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Added by Marina F. on May 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

11 March - Lithuanian Independence Day

We remember the day of independence, the struggle to get there, and how this spirit lives on. Lietuva visiems!

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Added by Marina F. on March 17, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

Remembering 13 January 1991

Reflection at the TV Tower Memorial

On January 13th of this year, the BBC World Service published an article on the BBC website featuring an interview with one of the demonstrators and actual sounds of what happened that day in 1991.

Listen to the BBC World Service article here.

I've heard the story from my Vilnius friends and acquaintances, about that day and the…

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Added by Marina F. on January 20, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments

Land of Songs, the legacy of Lithuanian grandmothers

Have you heard about the new documentary film Land of Songs?

This endearing story of the singing grandmothers from Lithuania's Land of Songs region is a project by Lithuanian-American Aldona Watts (Director /Producer) and her brother Julian Watts (Director of Photography/Producer). This documentary film has…

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Added by Marina F. on June 14, 2013 at 6:59am — No Comments

Kaziuko Muge 2013!

A very fun slideshow showing the foods, crafts and wonder from this year's Kaziuko Muge. This annual folk arts and crafts fair is nothing short of amazing! With thanks to I LOVE LITHUANIA member Vincas Karnilas.

Added by Marina F. on March 7, 2013 at 7:11am — No Comments

Lemon Joy Performs TONIGHT in Denver, Colorado!

WHAT:      Lemon Joy concert  (…

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Added by Marina F. on November 16, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

Lithuania in the news

Lithuania in crisis over who should form next government

By Mindaugus Kulbis 

VILNIUS (Associated Press) - Lithuanian politics were in turmoil Monday after the president moved to block three opposition parties from forming a new government because one of them is accused of vote buying and fraudulent financing.

Go to article here

Vilnius attracts Anna…

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Added by Marina F. on November 4, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Aš myliu Meilutytės! Ruta wins Olympic gold for Lithuania

myliu Meilutytės!

London 2012 Olympics - 15 year-old Ruta Meilutytės won Lithuania's first ever gold medal on Monday, July 30. Competing in the 100 metres breaststroke, she powered past the American Rebecca Soni and Japan's Satomi Suzuki, who won the silver and bronze medals,…

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Added by Marina F. on July 31, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Who Do You Think You Are? Lithuania and Latvia

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are, NBC's genealogy-based reality show, has finally come to the Baltics. The popular American TV show has profiled over a dozen famous actors; each digging into historic documents with the help of professional genealogists to find the journeys and origins of lost relatives. Last year Lisa Kudrow came to Poland on a quest to find family; this year Latvia and Lithuania have…

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Added by Marina F. on May 10, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

High suicide rate in Lithuania in the news again

It's time to seriously consider the high suicide rate of Lithuania. Recent news of another in Vilnius as well as being described as an epidemic has brought world-wide concern, especially to those who have close ties to Lithuanians. Here's a video from an ad campaign by popular singer Andrius Mamontovas from a couple years ago, who has put forth great efforts to prevent suicide in…

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Added by Marina F. on January 18, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Don't Miss the Vilnius Jewish Library Article!

I LOVE LITHUANIA member Wyman Brent's dream has finally come true. After 7 years hard work, the Vilnius Jewish Library opened on December 16, 2011 in Vilnius. Vilnius was known as the Jerusalem of the North before its destruction during World War II. We are proud to have Wyman as a member of our community!

Read the…

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Added by Marina F. on December 24, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Check out the Lithuanian Linen and other Lithuanian products from member Vincentas Karnila


Baltic Value

Your home for quality products and great value!

We ship worldwide

LITHUANIAN…

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Added by Marina F. on November 27, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Vilnius mayor breaks out tank for illegal parking - CBS News


Added by Marina F. on August 3, 2011 at 9:25pm — No Comments

New look in progress

...thank you for your patience. Great new features and updated look are coming soon! All custom coloring on member pages will need to be reapplied when the redesign is done. I'll let you know!

--Marina

Added by Marina F. on July 12, 2011 at 8:39pm — No Comments

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