Throughout 2018, Lithuania will be celebrating 100 years since the signing of its Act of Independence. The document, which was signed in Vilnius on 16 February 1918, laid the foundation for the Lithuanian state we know today: democratically-run, based on the principles of equality for all and connected to the rest of the world.
Events to mark this date will span the entire year and everyone’s invited. Highlights include countrywide celebrations on 16 February, cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year, as well as the Lithuanian Song Festival in early July. The latter is a truly unique event that only takes place once every four years and brings people together from all over Lithuania for an impressive show involving traditional song and dance.
The Lithuanian Centennial Events in Vilnius
To mark this very special milestone, Vilnius will host multiple formal events, as well as celebrations that everyone can attend.
Experience 1918 in Vilnius
What’s a celebration fitting of a country’s 100th birthday? A little time travel.
Travel the Centennial Route
The walls of Vilnius’ buildings hold stories upon stories of the many generations of people who lived here. Some of these stories helped change the course of Lithuanian history.
100 years of statehood is a very special celebration. If you happen to be in town on the exact day of this event – 16 February – here are five things you can do.
On 16 February 2018, Lithuania will celebrate 100 years since the signing of its Act of Independence. Here are 7 quick facts to get you in the know.