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Partner countries influence
Lithuanian culture and daily living in
numerous ways:
• Social life
• Economics
• Historic ide...
Polish minority is the largest ethnic minority
in the country - 200,317(6.6%) of the
total population of Lithuania.
Poland became one of the first countries to
recognise independent Lithuania.
Two politically and socially active Polish organizations in
Lithuania:
• An ethnic minority-based political party formed i...
Lithuanians and Poles share many dishes and
beverages. Thus there are similar Lithuanian,
and Polish versions of dumplings...
POLISH DAY( May 3rd) is celebrated by Polish
community. This is a celebration of Poland's
constitution and the Feast of St...
The Republic of Lithuania and the Kingdom of
Spain share an ancient common past :
their traditional culture unites them as...
Lithuania is a very good location for Spanish
investment. The most attractive sectors for Spanish
investors are IT, biotec...
In the North-West corner of Spain lies the
maritime region called Galicia. The naval axis
between the Atlantic and the Bal...
InterNations network is widely enjoyed and used by
the Spanish living in Lithuania. Using this network they
can meet fello...
Restaurant ‘Barcelona‘ in Vilnius is well-konown for its
Spanish cuisine.
• passionate and hot interior with red tones ref...
The Greek Lithuanian community is small in
number.
Despite this, Greek-Lithuanian Cultural Centre
organizes a number of cultural events – within
the framework of the sisterh...
The Classical
Philology
Department at
Vilnius University
offers Greek
Language classes.
Greek cuisine in Lithuania-restaurant ‘Liūtų vartai‘ in Vilnius.
In Greek parties with the help of a Greek dance group ‘Ju...
The Hungarian community in Lithuania is small
in number. It can be counted in tens. Despite
this fact, in 1990 a Hungarian...
One of the aims of this
community is to reveal
and actualize
Lithuanian-Hungarian
cultural historic ties.
Though these two...
Some historic personalities
of Hungarian origin made a
huge influence on Lithuania
and its society as well as on
its cultu...
These influential personalities were
the Grand Duke of Lithuania and the
King of Poland Stephen Báthory , his
general Kasp...
The only Hungarian restaurant‚‘Csarda“ in Trakai
offers authentic Hungarian cuisine and the best
selection of Hungarian wi...
A cultural association “ Dačija“ of
Romanians living in Lithuania was
established 1989, February. It has 44
members.
On Sundays there are lessons for Romanian
children-they learn Romanian, get acquainted
with traditions, customs and histor...
Romanian National Day is celebrated December
1st by the members of this association.
The spring holiday of Mărțișor (March 1st), the
Day of St. Stephen the Great (July 2nd),
Christmas Day , New Year and East...
There are several hundred people of Turkish
origin living in Lithuania.70 percent of Turkish
people live in Vilnius.
The first Turkish immigrants came to Lithuania
1991-1994 with the aim to learn Russian. After
the collapse of USSR, new ma...
The Turkish could learn Russian in Latvia,
Estonia or Lithuania. Most Turkish wanted to
learn the language and return to T...
The Turkish brought their culture to Lithuania.
One of the most disctinctive Turkish cultural
events in Lithuania-Vilnius ...
The mission of the Vilnius Turkish Festival is to
promote Turkey and its rich and diverse culture in the
nation’s capital,...
Turkish quisine is getting popular in Lithuania
and you can taste traditional Turkish dishes
in many cafes and restaurants...
THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION 
INFLUENCE OF PARTNER COUNTRIES ON LITHUANIAN CULTURE
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INFLUENCE OF PARTNER COUNTRIES ON LITHUANIAN CULTURE

  1. 1. Partner countries influence Lithuanian culture and daily living in numerous ways: • Social life • Economics • Historic identity • Political life • Quisine
  2. 2. Polish minority is the largest ethnic minority in the country - 200,317(6.6%) of the total population of Lithuania.
  3. 3. Poland became one of the first countries to recognise independent Lithuania.
  4. 4. Two politically and socially active Polish organizations in Lithuania: • An ethnic minority-based political party formed in 1994 The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania ( Polish: Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie) • The Association of Poles in Lithuania • (Polish: Związek Polaków na Litwie)
  5. 5. Lithuanians and Poles share many dishes and beverages. Thus there are similar Lithuanian, and Polish versions of dumplings (koldūnai or pierogi), doughnuts (spurgos or pączki ), and pancakes (blynai or blintzes).
  6. 6. POLISH DAY( May 3rd) is celebrated by Polish community. This is a celebration of Poland's constitution and the Feast of St. Mary - Queen of Poland.
  7. 7. The Republic of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Spain share an ancient common past : their traditional culture unites them as part of Christendom, as catholic and as brother nations.
  8. 8. Lithuania is a very good location for Spanish investment. The most attractive sectors for Spanish investors are IT, biotechnologies and electronics, the development of substructures and the building industry.
  9. 9. In the North-West corner of Spain lies the maritime region called Galicia. The naval axis between the Atlantic and the Baltic seas can help us form a regional alliance between Galicia and Klaipėda for shipping, fishing, sea transport and commerce.
  10. 10. InterNations network is widely enjoyed and used by the Spanish living in Lithuania. Using this network they can meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Vilnius, Klaipėda and many other regions.
  11. 11. Restaurant ‘Barcelona‘ in Vilnius is well-konown for its Spanish cuisine. • passionate and hot interior with red tones reflects Spanish temperament • different Spanish paintings also add to the feeling of being in Spain.
  12. 12. The Greek Lithuanian community is small in number.
  13. 13. Despite this, Greek-Lithuanian Cultural Centre organizes a number of cultural events – within the framework of the sisterhood between the cities of Vilnius and Piraeus.
  14. 14. The Classical Philology Department at Vilnius University offers Greek Language classes.
  15. 15. Greek cuisine in Lithuania-restaurant ‘Liūtų vartai‘ in Vilnius. In Greek parties with the help of a Greek dance group ‘July- Veruz‘ and Lola Sakanis you can learn some Greek dancing to the rythms of Greek melodies.
  16. 16. The Hungarian community in Lithuania is small in number. It can be counted in tens. Despite this fact, in 1990 a Hungarian culture community of Stephen Báthory (Hungarian: Báthory István) was established.
  17. 17. One of the aims of this community is to reveal and actualize Lithuanian-Hungarian cultural historic ties. Though these two countries never had common borders, the interests and destinies of Lithuania and Hungary often interwined.
  18. 18. Some historic personalities of Hungarian origin made a huge influence on Lithuania and its society as well as on its cultural development.
  19. 19. These influential personalities were the Grand Duke of Lithuania and the King of Poland Stephen Báthory , his general Kasparas Bekešas , Valentinas Bakfartas, the lutenist of Sigismund Augustus.
  20. 20. The only Hungarian restaurant‚‘Csarda“ in Trakai offers authentic Hungarian cuisine and the best selection of Hungarian wines. The name of the restaurant ‘csarda‘ means ‘tavern‘ in Hungarian and Hungarian national dance čardaš.
  21. 21. A cultural association “ Dačija“ of Romanians living in Lithuania was established 1989, February. It has 44 members.
  22. 22. On Sundays there are lessons for Romanian children-they learn Romanian, get acquainted with traditions, customs and history of their ancestors.
  23. 23. Romanian National Day is celebrated December 1st by the members of this association.
  24. 24. The spring holiday of Mărțișor (March 1st), the Day of St. Stephen the Great (July 2nd), Christmas Day , New Year and Easter are also celebrated by this community.
  25. 25. There are several hundred people of Turkish origin living in Lithuania.70 percent of Turkish people live in Vilnius.
  26. 26. The first Turkish immigrants came to Lithuania 1991-1994 with the aim to learn Russian. After the collapse of USSR, new markets and perspectives appeared and they understood that it would be difficult to set up and develop their business without speaking this language.
  27. 27. The Turkish could learn Russian in Latvia, Estonia or Lithuania. Most Turkish wanted to learn the language and return to Turkey. However, some Turkish people married local people and became part of Lithuanian society.
  28. 28. The Turkish brought their culture to Lithuania. One of the most disctinctive Turkish cultural events in Lithuania-Vilnius Turkish Festival.
  29. 29. The mission of the Vilnius Turkish Festival is to promote Turkey and its rich and diverse culture in the nation’s capital, and to build a bridge of friendship between the Turks and Lithuanians through cultural education and understanding.
  30. 30. Turkish quisine is getting popular in Lithuania and you can taste traditional Turkish dishes in many cafes and restaurants of Lithuania.
  31. 31. THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION 

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