Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Lithuania

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Public holidays in Lithuania

DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks
January 1New Year’s DayNaujieji metai
February 16the Day of Restoration of the State of Lithuania (1918)Lietuvos valstybės atkūrimo diena
March 11Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania (from the Soviet Union, 1990)Lietuvos nepriklausomybės atkūrimo diena
The first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March and following MondayEasterVelykosJesus’ Resurrection is commemorated.
May 1International Working DayTarptautinė darbo diena
First Sunday in MayMother’s DayMotinos diena
First Sunday in JuneFather’s DayTėvo diena
June 24St. John’s Day [Christian name], Day of Dew [original pagan name]Joninės, RasosMostly pagan rites are used to mark the occasion. (also known as Saint Jonas Day or Midsummer Day)
July 6Statehood DayValstybės (Lietuvos karaliaus Mindaugo karūnavimo) dienaThe crowning of Mindaugas, the first king, is commemorated.
August 15Assumption DayŽolinė (Švč. Mergelės Marijos ėmimo į dangų diena)
November 1All Saints’ DayVisų šventųjų diena
December 24Christmas EveŠv. Kūčios
December 25 and 26ChristmasŠv. KalėdosJesus’ birth is commemorated.