• Labas is a common greeting in Lithuania. We present to you some interesting information about Lithuania.

    In case you are from Lithuania and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Lithuanian language, Lithuanian Lietuviu Kalba, East Baltic language most closely related to Latvian; it is spoken primarily in Lithuania, where it has been the official language since 1918. It is the most archaic Indo-European language still spoken. Around 3.0 million people speak this language.

    Here are some of the interesting facts about the country of Lithuania:

    1. Did you know that Lithuanian is one of the oldest languages in the world today? This language is one of the oldest living Indo-European languages of Europe.

    2. The country even has its own aroma, called ‘the Scent of Lithuania’, with notes of wildflowers, ginger, raspberry, sandalwood, and musk. Now you know the scent of this nation.

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    (Image source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimdobson/2018/07/15/the-magical-country-of-lithuania-and-why-you-should-put-vilnius-on-your-bucket-list/?sh=744b715c200f)

    1. Did you know that Lithuanians celebrate two independence days: there is one on February 16, and another, the Day of the Restoration of Independence, on March 11?

    2. One of the most famous Lithuanian dishes is Cepelinai. It was named so because of its oval shape which resembles a Zeppelin airship.

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    (Image source: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/lithuania/articles/a-brief-history-of-cepelinai-lithuanias-national-dish/)

    1. Basketball is the most popular sport in this country. Several Lithuanians have gone on to NBA fame, the greatest star being Arvydas Sabonis.

    2. Every year the river Vilnia is dyed bright emerald green for St. Patrick’s Day. The idea originated in Chicago in the sixties, when Irish plumbers discovered an entirely harmless way of dyeing water.

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    (Image source: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/lithuania/news-and-events/2015/greening-river-vilnele-vilnius/)

    1. Did you know that there is an oak in Lithuania that has survived 'The Crusades'? The Stelmuze oak is the oldest tree in Europe…

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    (Image source: https://www.lithuania.travel/en/place/stelmuze-2)

    Hope you liked some of the fun and interesting facts of the Lithuanian culture. If you want to share some more information, please comment below and let us know!