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.