To celebrate King Mindaugas' coronation day on 6 July at the same time - 9 PM Lithuanian Time - thousands of Lithuanians in Lithuania and around the world traditionally gather to sing the Lithuanian national anthem.
It was a great honor to welcome Maureen Pace, President of the World Trade Center, Dublin. An Memorandum of understanding, signed by President Pace and Antanas Gedvilas, CEO of the Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, opens up new opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation.
While midsummer day is celebrated throughout Europe, many Lithuanians and Latvians have a particularly lively agenda on this day. The traditions include singing songs and dancing until the sun sets, telling tales, searching to find the magic fern blossom at midnight, greeting the rising midsummer sun and washing the face with a morning dew. These are customs brought from pagan culture and beliefs.