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After a great Lithuanian song festival in Chicago, now it's time to DANCE! On Sunday, July 3, 2016, thousands will gather from around the world in Baltimore, MD for the 15th North American Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival.
Robert Gates, the former Secretary of Defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and newly elected President of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), congratulated Lithuanian scouts on 65th anniversary of scouting for Lithuanian immigrant on four continents.
Saturday, 08 February 2014 17:09

Love and hate for Lithuania’s Sochi Olympic outfits Featured

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The Olympics are here! Lithuania made sure all eyes were on their athletes at the 2014 Olympic opening ceremony, Feb. 7, thanks to their bright green outfits.
Monday, 06 January 2014 21:53

Following the Golden Thread Featured

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A golden flaxen thread connects almost every Lithuanian-American to one of the most important folk ways of our immigrant ancestors: the “homespun” production of linen clothes, sheets, bedspreads and towels.
Here is a link to the post and the chart that shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. You will see that Lithuanian is a member of the Baltic group within the Indo-European family, and quite a distant one from other languages. Very cool!
Sunday, 29 December 2013 17:13

Infographic: Lithuanian language at a glance Featured

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-    Where are you from? -    Lithuania. -    What language do you speak? -    Lithuanian. -    Is it similar to Russian? -    No…

FORGET the fireworks on Australia Day, or Halloween and Queen's Birthday traditions – Lithuanian Christmas customs are much more interesting!

Thursday, 28 November 2013 15:54

Send us pics of your Thanksgiving Table! Featured

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Happy Thanksgiving to all the Lithuanians around the world, especially the ones living in the U.S!
Monday, 25 November 2013 22:16

Some Lithuanian curse words?

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A thoughtful reader sent us a cloud of the most popular Lithuanian swear words and phrases and their English translations. Hmmmmm. A very useful tip for those who wanted to teach their non-lithuanian friends to swear in Lithuanian.But what other, if any, conclusions would you draw from this information? Lithuanian swear words are rather mild compared to other languages. Maybe that is the reason why Lithuanians still keep using the dirty/vulgar swear words borrowed from the Slavic languages. By the way, did you know that statistically about 0.7% of all the words spoken by all of us throughout the day are swear words? Or…
Thursday, 31 October 2013 18:36

A Day to Remember Featured

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Halloween or the Day of the Dead? Partying or quiet family time? Trick-or-treating or visiting the graves of deceased relatives? Carving pumpkins in your backyard or lighting candles in the cemetery? Watch a horror movie or say a prayer? Modern Halloween tradition with frightening jokes and trick-or-treating differs greatly from the origins of this celebration dating back at least 2000 years ago. These old traditions are still kept in Lithuania and Halloween celebration is hardly finding its place in the Lithuanian society.  If Halloween is a funny celebration of shadows and fear, then November 1st, All Saint’s Day, and November…

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