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LITHUANIAN SONG CELEBRATION

The Lithuania's Centenary Song Celebration will be held on June 30 - July 6, 2018.

The Lithuanian Song Celebration is an overall national cultural phenomenon. UNESCO has proclaimed the tradition of the Song and Dance Celebration in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity and it has been inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

“If you haven’t visited Lithuania in the middle of summer when the great Lithuanian Art Olympics takes place here, it will probably be difficult for you to imagine what a choir of 20 000 sounds like or what the ornaments traced by 9 000 dancers in a single stadium look like. Is it possible to fit the whole country with its variety of villages, towns, dialects, olds songs, dances, arts, foods and other traditions inside the territory of a city park? All that and more you can see in the Song Celebration.” (Viktorija Daujotytė, Lithuanian literary critic and philologist)

You can find the programme of the Lithuania’s Centenary Song Celebration here.