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Medieval skills compete the smart phonesFREE

Monday, April 24, 2017 09:48
Vikingų Keimas Family day
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Medieval sword fighting, spear throwing as well as playing strategically and intellectually catchy Viking games was enjoyed by hundreds of visitors of the event “Family Day” on 17th of April on the bank of the Neris River beside the White bridge of Vilnius, Vikingų Keimas said in a press release.

Historic and iconic buildings in Vilnius open their doors this weekendFREE

Friday, April 21, 2017 13:36
This year again, Open House Vilnius invites all those interested in design and history to visit public buildings and explore what lies behind the facades of some of the city's most iconic architecture. Best of all, the visits are completely free.

Ancient Baltic tribes revived on the shores of the Neris RiverFREE

Friday, April 14, 2017 18:57
Families, youth and all others interested in Baltic Culture are invited to participate in the “Family Day of Ancient Baltic Culture” which will take place on 17th of April from 14:00 – 18:00 on the banks of the Neris River beside the White bridge of Vilnius. Active medieval displays, traditional games, workshops and tasks will be open for discovery especially for children and families. The event is completely free of charge.

LABAS! Early years theatre festival for you!FREE

Friday, April 14, 2017 12:27
Now in its third year, the Labas! festival is the brainchild of Dalia Mikoliūnaitė from Teatriukas in Vilnius, Lithuania and Cliodhna Noonan from Acting Up! in Dublin, Ireland. The first edition (2015) was small and compact and enjoyed the support of the Irish Embassy, the Croatian and Lithuanian Ministries of Culture and the Austrian Culture Forum in Lithuania. It was a first step in the direction of international collaboration on the idea of presenting new performances to an audience under 6 years old and their carers. Performances were in cultural venues in the city and selected state facilities in the Kūdikių namai (Vilnius residence for infants with developmental delays) and minority communities in Vilnius.

Vilnius celebrates St Patrick's! (3)FREE

Monday, March 20, 2017 10:56
Lithuania joined global celebrations of St Patrick’s Day with the greening of the Vilnelė river on Saturday as celebrations kicked off around the world. See the pictures.

House of Basketball including museum planned in Kaunas

Monday, March 13, 2017 09:28
The House of Basketball will be established in Lithuania's second-largest city Kaunas to accommodate the Lithuanian Basketball Federation and an interactive technology-filled basketball museum.

Saint Casimir Fair in Vilnius (3)FREE

Saturday, March 4, 2017 08:28
Most of Vilnius downtown is celebrating this weekend St. Casimir's fair (Kaziuko mugė in Lithuanian). One of the biggest events on the Spring calendar, the market transforms the centre of the Lithuanian capital into a giant open-air bazaar.

Pioneering the emotional Lithuanian cuisine by getting back to the sweet rootsFREE

Friday, March 3, 2017 15:14
In the very heart of Užupis, there is a restaurant just as exceptional and alluring as the Užupis itself — Sweet Root. It may be presented as the pioneer of the local cuisine, but you will not find any traces of cliched Lithuanian food on the menu. Instead, they serve dishes made strictly from seasonal locally-grown ingredients, spiced with some true Lithuanian emotions, memories and habits. To top it off, the restaurant is about to release its own book—“Proud of Lithuania: A Fairy Tale by Sweet Root”. Margarita Knysh talked to the mastermind behind it and the owner of the restaurant, Sigitas Žemaitis, about the trends in the food industry, sustainability, and the search of the true spirit of Lithuania.

Traditional Casimir's Fair opens in VilniusFREE

Friday, March 3, 2017 10:34
The traditional St. Casimir 's Fair (Kaziuko mugė), one of the biggest events in spring, is starting in central and down-town Vilnius on Friday.

Traffic restrictions during Kaziuko mugėFREE

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 14:20
The Lithuania Tribune team would like to inform our readers that some streets in the Vilnius Old town will be closed from this Friday, March 3rd due to Kaziukas Fair.

Vilnius film Kino Pavasaris festival reveals competition programmes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 13:14
Kino pavasaris 2016
Organizatorių archyvas
Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gazeand Short Films competition programmes of the 22nd edition of Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris.

Hollywood actress chooses Lithuania for European premiere of her multi award-winning showFREE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:41
Kimleigh Smith with T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!
Organizatorių archyvas
From March 7—9, 2017, Lithuanian audiences in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipėda will be treated to the European premiere of a multi award-winning show, T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!, written and performed by Kimleigh Smith, a best-selling author, actress, and activist from the US.

Lolita Zero: Haters see in me a reflection of what they themselves want to beFREE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:41
"The Eurovision stage is too small for my talent and ambition. It is but a stepping stone on my way to world fame. And trust me, it is not my ego or my horns speaking, it is the reality," says Lolita Zero who invaded the Lithuanian pop scene with a bang, Soho Club wrote in a press release.

Lithuanian and Hollywood films dominated Lithuania's cinemas in 2016

Thursday, February 2, 2017 15:55
Lithuanian cinemas were visited by over 3.6m people last year. Ticket sales reached more than €17.5m. A total of 291 films including 17 national productions were screened in 2106.

Merry Christmas from the Lithuania TribuneFREE

Friday, December 23, 2016 17:55
The Lithuania Tribune team would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lithuanian leaders congratulate Bilis on world gold in swimmingFREE

Monday, December 12, 2016 14:15
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Acting Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius on Monday congratulated swimmer Simonas Bilis on winning freestyle 100 m gold in World Championship.

14th International Christmas Charity Bazaar in VilniusFREE

Sunday, December 4, 2016 22:10
Ethel Cushing at the International Women Charity Bazar  Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
The yearly International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB) opened on Saturday morning in Vilnius' Old City Hall, Rotušė. Organised for the 14th time by the International Women's Association of Vilnius this year's Bazaar opened in a wintery seasonal looking Vilnius.

14th Charity Bazaar opens in Vilnius tomorrowFREE

Friday, December 2, 2016 14:50
The yearly International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB), a one-day event only will be held tomorrow, Saturday in the Vilnius Old City Hall, Rotušė.

Oyster Festival is taking place in major Lithuania’s cities

Friday, November 25, 2016 13:27
Oysters may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Lithuania, but the second annual Oyster Festival is putting the Baltic country on the seafood lovers' map. The festival, which began on November 24 and will ran until November 27 in Lithuania's major cities, will include workshops, parties, farmers' markets and, of course, abundant tastings of oysters.

White Guide Nordic; Sweet Root is #1 restaurant in LithuaniaFREE

Monday, October 31, 2016 18:19
Sigitas of Sweet Root at the best Lithuanian dessert competition
Organizatorių nuotr.
The third edition of The White Guide Nordic was launched today, in Stockholm. More than 300 journalists and restaurateurs took part in the event. The new guide covers the 325 best restaurants in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland the organisers reported.

10 Lithuanian restaurants listed in the White Guide NordicFREE

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:51
A dish at the Sweet root restaurant
Bendrovės nuotr.
Most diners in Denmark and Sweden are familiar with the trademark and the many initiatives of the White Guide. For thirteen consecutive years, White Guide has published comprehensive local guides about the gastronomy of Sweden and Denmark, and 2014 saw the arrival of the very first guide in English covering the entire Nordic region. On 31st October, the third, most comprehensive edition yet will be released – this time covering almost 400 restaurants in the Nordics with additional chapters covering Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Ready for Winter? New Footed Adult Pyjamas launches in Lithuania! (1)FREE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 14:36
Marking its launch in Lithuania, which is known for its long, cold winters, quality fashions, and quality textiles, Kajamaz is entering the market with its guiding philosophy of comfortable fashion.

Amber tourism offers untapped opportunities for Lithuania - Neringa mayor

Friday, August 26, 2016 13:13
Amber trinkets and souvenirs are bountiful in Lithuanian souvenir shops and, if you are lucky, you can find pieces of amber washed on the Baltic shore after a storm. However, Lithuania could make better use of the 'Baltic gold' to attract more tourists, the mayor of Neringa believes.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

A new park in north Lithuania only for the barefooted

Friday, August 5, 2016 15:38
A new park in north Lithuania only for the barefooted
Asmeninio archyvo nuotr.
A new park in Biržai region, northern Lithuania, only admits barefooted visitors.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuanian farmer plants a cannabis labyrinth

Monday, August 1, 2016 10:27
A farmer from Ukmergė is offering an unusual tourist attraction. He has planted a 0.5-hectare labyrinth of hemp plants.

Vilnius third most affordable European destination

Thursday, July 28, 2016 06:51
Planning a weekend trip not to heavy on the purse? The list of Europe's most affordable destinations includes some of the prettiest places on the continent.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Volunteers in green jackets offering assistance to Vilnius tourists

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 09:09
Throughout the summer, young people in bright green jackets are offering assistance and maps to tourists on the streets of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

The Battle of Durbė: How medieval Samogitians defied the will of their king

Friday, July 22, 2016 07:00
The Battle of Durbė, in which rebelling Samogitians beat the Livonian Order in 1260, is undeservedly overshadowed by other medieval military victories, but it was a crucial moment in the history of pagan Lithuanians' resistance to the encroachment of Christian knights.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lenin, the gallows and Lithuanian legends: The troubled history of Lukiškės Square

Friday, July 15, 2016 07:00
The history of Vilnius Lukiškės Square is a story shaped by Russian Tzars, Polish dictators and Lithuanian martyrs, all leaving their mark on it for better or worse down the centuries.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.