The Coat of Arms of Lithuania is called Vytis ( the Knight ) or Raitelis ( the Rider ). It is one of the oldest Coat of Arms in Europe. Article 15 of the Constitution of Lithuania approved by national referendum in 1992, stipulates, "The Coat of Arms of the State shall be a white Vytis on a red field".
The modern heraldic shield adopted in September,1991
features the field Gules (red) with an armoured knight
on a horse salient Argent (white). The knight is holding
in his Dexter hand a sword Argent above his head. A shield
Azure hangs on the sinister shoulder of the knight with a double cross Or (yellow) on it. The horse saddle, straps, and belts are Azure. The hilt of the sword and the fastening of the sheath, the stirrups, the curb bits of the decoration of the harness are or (gold).
Like many of the Indo-European languages, Lithuanian employs a modified Roman script. It is composed of 32 letters.
A Ą B C Č D E Ę Ė F G H I Į Y J K L M N O P R S Š T U Ų Ū V Z Ž
Acute, grave, tilde and macron accents can be used to mark stress and vowel length. However, these are generally not written, except in dictionaries, grammars, and where needed for clarity. In addition, the following digraphs are used, but are treated as sequences of two letters for collation purposes. It should be noted that the "Ch" digraph represents a velar fricative, while the others are straightforward combinations of their component letters.
Ch Dz Dž ch dz dž
When I first came to England I found it quite easy to adjust to the English alphabet and the different learning styles.
The largest and most populous of the Baltic states, Lithuania has 60 miles of sandy coastline, of which only 24 miles face the open Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia. Lithuania's major warm-water port of Klaipėda lies at the narrow mouth of Curonian Lagoon, a shallow lagoon extending south to Kaliningrad and separated from the Baltic sea by Curonian Spit, where Kuršių Nerija National Park was established for its remarkable sand dunes.
Lithuanian folk music is based around songs ( dainos ), which include romantic, wedding songs, as well as work songs and more archaic war songs. These songs were performed either in groups or alone, and in parallel chords or unison. Duophonic songs are common in the renowned sutartines tradition of Aukstaitija. Another style of Lithuanian folk music is called rateliai, a kind of round dance.
zither. The instrument fitted with several wire or gut
strings under tension which produce tones when
plucked. It is usually rested on the player’s lap and
played with fingers or a pick made of bone or quill
Folk instrument Pan flute is a ancient musical instrument based on the principle of the stopped pipe, consisting usually Of ten or more pipes of gradually increasing length. The pan flute has a long been popular as a folk Instrument.
Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (September 22 1875 in Varėna—
and April 10 1911 in Pustelnik near Warsaw) was a Lithuanian painter and composer. During his short life he created about 200 pieces of music. His works have had profound influence on modern Lithuanian culture.
Čiurlionis studied piano and composition at the Warsaw Conservatory (1894-1899). Later he attended composition lectures at the Leipzig Conservatory (1901-1902).
Polka is a type of dance, and also a genre of dance music. It originated in the middle of the 19th century in Bohemia, and is still a common genre of Czech, Slovenian folk music; it is also common both in Europe and in the Americas.
The name comes from Czech word půlka , which means a half , and is related to a half rhythm in the music.
Kibinai Very similar to Cornish pasties, kibinai are
filled with mutton (or pork, or chicken) and are
delicious though very hot
The famous Lithuania Zeppelini! Jeremy had some
wonderful food in Lithuania.
Beetroot soup. Normally eating in summer, it was
delicious. It is eaten cold with fried slices of potatoes .
Holiday in Lithuania 30 minutes outside of Vilnius is the village of Trakai and the beautiful Trakai Historical National Park. The TV Tower was built in 1980. Its height is 326 meters . This is a Gedimino tower