Songs of the majority of Lithuanian folk music.
Voice tone expresses the deepest human emotions.
Lithuanian folk songs are tender, lyrical and often sad.
Text reflects the views of nature, lives of wild animals and birds.
Songs are sung by the orphans' tragic fate, hard toil of the farmer, and gentle maidens Lad emotions
Lots of comparison appear in folk songs. Human life is compared to plants’, especially trees,
• Lithuanian folk songs and rhythms are quite
complex. They’re like an alive story, constantly
changing and running away. It is quite difficult to
write as frequently changing the meter, the rich
pause. These are the main features of Lithuanian
folk songs, reflecting only their distinctive mood
World Lithuanian Song and Dance
• The Lithuanian Folk Song and Dance
Festival is a major cultural event of the
nation attracting thousands of dancers and
many more spectators from around the
world. The Festival is held every four
years in the capital city of Vilnius. The First
Festival was organised in Kaunas in 1937.