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Restored Lithuania 100 – Celebration in Bali
February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
What are you up to during the Chinese New Year day ? All of us cherish our time, each day we choose how to spend it. How will you spend your time? Fancy of doing something genius for this oriental holiday? How about learning political geography? Pop into Genius Café! As on the day, we welcome a bunch of Lithuanians to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Restored Lithuania. The entire Lithuania and Lithuanians abroad will, celebrate it in their own way . Our annual member of Genius cafe Liudmila Leuckaja happens to be born in Lithuania, but for many years was living abroad. We are happy to support her initiative to create this event and participate in a project “Centennial Gifts to the world ” works done by Lithuanians living abroad for foreign communities, carrying a message about Lithuania.
Lithuania is the oldest among the Baltic States. It has been living its history for more than 1000 years. On the 16th February 2018, Lithuania will mark an important date in its history. The 100th anniversary since the restoration of the State of Lithuania. 100 years ago, signatories of the Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania gave the nation state principles to make every effort to defend, to enrich and to beautify the State. That is how the history of the independent and democratic State of Lithuania embarked on its path to restoration and the first decisive step towards the present modern state of Lithuania was made.
The country has been thriving and beside the fascinating of UNESCO world-heritage affiliated historical and cultural facts, this day’s celebration will reveal many more interesting facts in Business, Technology and Education that you don’t want to miss hearing.
JOIN US for unique national day commemoration, a chance to learn the Sanskrit-rooted language of Lithuanian. Let’s embrace culture and diversity!
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7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LITHUANIAN CENTENNIAL
1. The Act of Independence created the Lithuanian state as we know it today. It marked the will of the Lithuanian people to create their own democratically run country.
2. At the time of the Act’s signing, Lithuania was under the rule of the German Empire, which occupied it during the World War I.
3. The Act was signed by 20 Lithuanians, known as the Council of Lithuania. Two of the Act’s signatories – Antanas Smetona and Aleksandras Stulginskis – were later elected presidents of Lithuania, in 1919 and 1922, respectively.
4. The Act of Independence was signed in Vilnius, on Pilies Street 26. In this building, now known as the House of Signatories, the original of the Act of Independence is open for the public viewing since January 21st.
5. To spread the news about the signing of the Act, its text was printed in the Lithuanian daily newspaper Lietuvos Aidas. At the time of its publication, the German authorities declared the dissemination of the Act illegal and any copy of it that was found was seized. However, around 60 copies were preserved by one of the signatories – Petras Klimas.
6. The original Act of Independence of Lithuania was well hidden: it surfaced in the archive of Germany’s Foreign Affairs’ Ministry in 2017, just in time for the Centennial celebration.
7. To know more about the Centennial, its events and facts about Lithuania, head to: