The Lighting of the Christmas Tree Marks the Beginning of the Holiday Season in Lithuania’s Capital
Anticipation was high leading up to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Vilnius’ Cathedral Square this evening. Lithuania’s capital has received a lot of global attention over the years for its unique and stunning Christmas Trees, and this year’s creation, which looks like a giant clock from above, certainly did not disappoint.
VILNIUS, 21 September 2018, With only 24 hours to go until the arrival of Pope Francis, Lithuania’s capital city is hoping to bring religion into the digital age with their exciting new virtual reality project - a 3D version of the Shrine of Divine Mercy, complete with the world-famous image of Divine Mercy. Different versions of the painting can be found in Catholic churches throughout the world, although few know it originated in Vilnius. Pedro López Quintana, Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, and Gintaras Grušas, the Archbishop of Vilnius, have already experienced the project through virtual reality.
Irish President Michael D. Higgins who is on an official visit to Lithuania, marked the beginning of a new significant cooperation with Kaunas City and Lithuania. During the solemn reception at the Kaunas City Hall, three agreements were signed in the field of science and education.
An idea that was floating around for a very long time finally became a reality when a historic exhibition dedicated to Lithuanian history and the celebration of 100 years of the restored state of Lithuania was opened in the central library in Cavan.
In the beginning of May, the Irish Lithuanians’ Photo Club organized their first exhibition “Through The Lens” in Carlow. It attracted not only fellow Lithuanians’ attention, but was also noticed by the Irish. The club members produced 100 artistic photographs that were a big hit amongst the visitors. The main participants of the exhibition were: Lina Šimoliūnienė, Gražina Grasienė, Giedrius Rasimavičius, Kristina Kairienė, Vaidas Kurmauskas, Alina Williams, Liudmila Mendelienė, Eglė Morozaitė, Viktoras Gečas, Gintautas Čepaitis, and Lina Bechara. However they were not the only ones whose work was presented. Other photographs exhibited were collected from various contests organised previously by the Photo Club. The Mayor, Jim Deane, participating at the opening said that this exhibition not only beautifully presents Lithuanian art but it also symbolizes the friendship between our two countries.
Christina Guan May 15, 2018
During a recent visit to the Baltics, I found my soulmate.
Annoyingly beautiful, effortlessly cool, all topped with a dash of rugged yet adorable charm… I’m talking of course about Vilnius, Lithuania… an underrated gem of a city that deserves far more attention in the travel world.
We are delighted to invite you to the meeting where the new Lithuanian film „The Castle“ will be introduced by the script writer and the director of the drama Lina Luzyte, producers Kęstutis Drazdauskas (ARTBOX PRODUCTION, Lithuania) and David Collins (SAMSON FILM, Ireland). „The Castle“ is the second feature film of very talented Lithuanian director Lina Luzyte, that touches on the current issues in Europe: migration, national identity, responsibility. The filming will take place in Ireland this summer, so come and find out how, when and where you could contribute to the film.
Date&Time: 15th of June, 2018, 7 p.,m.
Venue: Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Ireland,
47 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
UAB “Ekspozicijų centras”, together with the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists and the Kaunas Regional Association of Industrialists and Employers, invites everyone to visit the 10th exhibition of Lithuanian manufacturers MADE IN LITHUANIA 2018 and discover why our country’s manufacturers are appreciated among the best in Europe.
On 7th of May, commemorating the centennial anniversary of independence of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, traditional Baltic Day festival took place at Dublin cultural heart – The Temple Bar Meeting House Square.
Great documentary "Book Smugglers" by Jeremiah Cullinane on March 26 at 7 pm in Alliance Française de Dublin. Dr. Eglė Kačkutė will give a lecture on “The Mother Tongue in Contemporary Literary Narratives of Migrant Mothering in French and Lithuanian “ prior to the film at 6.30pm. Admission free but ticketed. Make sure to book your seat in advance: https://afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/317
The Irish Times highlights Lithuania and two other Baltic countries as a tourism destination for Irish tourists. The Irish Times reviewer Bernice Harrison introduce the city of Palanga with a long, deep beach, the The Hill of Crosses with more than 250,000 big crosses and countles number of small ones, a Unesco World Heritage Site, the 98km Curonian Spit and a Trakai Historical National Park. Full article is available on The Irish Times website.
The 16 February is the most significant date in Lithuania’s history. In 1918, an independent democratically-run modern civic state was established, together with the restoration of the statehood tradition cherished in the ancient Lithuania (1253-1795).
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Ireland, is delighted to invite you to visit Lithuanian stand at this year’s Holiday World Show in Dublin. At the three-day travel event, Lithuania will be based at stand T14, and our promises is to be the place with a warm welcome and 100 reasons to visit Lithuania.