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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
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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 tourism offers untapped opportunities for Lithuania - Neringa mayor
DELFI (M.Ažušilio nuotr.)
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
Volunteers in green jackets offering assistance to Vilnius tourists
DELFI (M. Ažušilio nuotr.)
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.

Storm spectacular: Lithuanians capture ominous clouds as storms drench country

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 09:56
As a rain and hail storm blew through parts of Lithuania on Monday evening, Lithuanians captured impressive photos of ominous shelf clouds bringing torrential rains.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Photo of the week: Can this Lithuanian coat of arms be seen from space?

Friday, July 8, 2016 17:54
Photo of the week: Can this Lithuanian coat of arms be seen from space?
A.Repšio nuotr.
On King Midaugas day (6 July), the Stetiškės airfield near Panevėžys was covered with a massive 20-hectare Lithuanian coat of arms that the organisers hope will be seen from space when an opticl satellite passes overhead on Saturday.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

The Top 10 restaurants in Lithuania

Friday, July 8, 2016 12:31
The Top 10 restaurants in Lithuania
Bendrovės nuotr.
Over the course of several months and a number of stages, over 100 members of the Good Food Academy evaluated the food at Lithuanian restaurants to pick a top 10, also taking into account the quality of service, environment and drink menus.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

What's on in Lithuania this weekend: History comes to life

Friday, July 8, 2016 12:23
There is a diverse selection of events throughout Lithuania in this week's roundup, but the highlight is a live history festival at Kernavė, one of the most important sites in ancient Lithuanian history. Take a look!To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Rain and thunderstorms to continue in Lithuania with higher temperatures

Thursday, July 7, 2016 17:11
Rain and thunderstorms to continue in Lithuania with higher temperatures
DELFI (A.Ufarto nuotr.)
Rain with possible thunderstorms are in the forecast for Lithuania in the coming days, but the mercury is expected to rise slightly over the weekend, the country's Hydrometeorological Service said.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

The Top 10 craziest Lithuanian sayings in the world

Friday, July 1, 2016 14:06
Every language in the world is rich with its own hidden meanings and turns of phrase that only native speakers will truly appreciate, and Lithuanian, as one of the oldest languages in the world, is no different. Here we pick the top most fun and outrageous phrases which are used by some Lithuanians every day.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

What's on in Lithuania this weekend: Music and dance

Friday, July 1, 2016 11:38
What's on in Lithuania this weekend: Music and dance
DELFI (K.Čachovskio nuotr.)
There's an ecelctic mix of events happening throughout Lithuania this weekend, so check out our short list to see if there's anything that catches your eye:

The Lithuania Tribune wishes its readers a happy Joninės! (1)FREE

Thursday, June 23, 2016 17:08
Tonight and tomorrow, Lithuanians around the world will be celebrating Joninės (or Rasos), the Lithuanian celebration of the midsummer solstice.

Revisiting the old gods: The Top 10 pagan sites in Lithuania (1)

Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:29
Revisiting the old gods: The Top 10 pagan sites in Lithuania
Žemaičių Alka
The Pagan holiday of Joninės is coming up this weekend in Lithuania. Though Lithuania is a predominantly Catholic nation, it was the last country in Europe to convert to Christianity, and many of its Pagan traditions and customs have survived. Here are 10 great locations in Lithuania to visit that will bring you closer to the old gods!To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Picture of the week: Sunset at Palanga

Friday, June 17, 2016 17:38
Summer temperatures (and the occasional summer thunderstorm) have finally hit Lithuania over the past week or two, meaning that Lithuanians and tourists have been hitting the beaches in droves.

How about a fancy Le Burger for le lunch?

Friday, June 17, 2016 17:07
How about a fancy Le Burger for le lunch?
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In Vilnius, there is a street called Butcher Street (Mėsinių gatvė), and on that street there is a restaurant called Le Butcher, and in that restaurant there is a tasty selection of burgers that will make all but the most dedicated vegetarian's mouth water.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

What's on in Lithuania: Celebrate equality

Friday, June 17, 2016 11:47
Though the Baltic Pride LGBT and equality festival will be the focal point of this weekend in Lithuania, there's plenty of other cool stuff to see and do as well. Take a look at our selection:To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Dainorėlis app puts wealth of Lithuanian song lyrics in your phone

Monday, June 13, 2016 14:20
Dainorėlis app puts wealth of Lithuanian song lyrics in your phone
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Lithuanians are known for being fond of songs and dancing, so being caught at a party without the words to one of your favourite songs can be a bummer.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

What's on in Lithuania this weekend: Classical and club music

Friday, June 10, 2016 11:09
Summerburst
Organizatorių archyvo nuotr.
There's something for everybody this weekend in Lithuania. Contemporary art festivals, summer DJ festivals, classical music selections, and even something for sports fans. Take a look.

Lithuanian tongue-twisters: Watch US Embassy staff's heroic attempts to tackle these tough rhymes (1)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 14:22
Lithuanian tongue-twisters: Watch US Embassy staff's heroic attempts to tackle these tough rhymes
JAV ambasados nuotr.
Lithuanian is a notoriously difficult language to learn, but that didn't stop the staff of the US Embassy in Vilnius from making heroic attempts at conquering a collection of tough Lithuanian tongue-twisters.

Friendly Vilnius: Lithuania’s capital promotes itself as open to the disabled, LGBT, foreigners and vegansFREE

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:39
A not-for-profit organisation Friendly Vilnius aims to make the Lithuanian capital a welcoming place for people of all nationalities, lifestyles, abilities, and orientations. To achieve this aim, a Friendly Vilnius map was launched, listing 50 open-minded, inclusive businesses across the Lithuanian capital.

War and Peace tour of buildings featured in film launches at Rumšiškės open-air museumFREE

Monday, June 6, 2016 13:16
The open-air museum in Rumšiškės, which has provided a number of backdrops for the BBC's six-part costume epic War and Peace, is offering tourists and fans of the series a chance to visit some of the drama's shooting locations.