UBC’s Executive Board met in Kristiansand

UBC’s Executive Board met 15–17 February in the beautiful city of Kristiansand, Norway. On the agenda was among others UBC’s General Conference in Växjö 24–27 October 2017, UBC Commissions’ action plans for 2017–2018, implementing EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the initiative made by the municipality of Kristiansand on reductions in emissions by making shore power available for cruise ships.

The Day of the Light

The Day of the Light

This is an annual event to light up Dovilai town before Christmas. „The day of the Light“ is well known in Lithuania and visitors come from all over the country. Various ethno-installations are lighted up together with relaxing, peaceful sounds of live music to bring peaceful Christmas mood into everyone‘s hearts.
 

Autumn Equinox Festival "Ragu per dangų" ("Horn Through the Sky")

Autumn Equinox Festival "Ragu per dangų" ("Horn Through the Sky")

Continuous international project DREVERNOS RUDENS LYGĖ (Dreverna Autumnal Equinox) is initiated by the Craftsmen‘s Guild KRIKRAGAA. The main goal of the event is to mark the beginning of astronomical autumn, to stop in the moment of autumnal equinox and to observe the Baltic Unity Day together with the guests from the old Baltic tribal lands.

Gargždas Festival (Equestrian sport)

Gargždas Festival (Equestrian sport)

Gargždas festival is traditional event that attracts visitors and participants from all over the country as well as from Germany, Russia and Latvia, too. The festival is focused on equestrian sport. It is a free and public event with a wide choice of activities. In 2017 Gargždas festival is celebrating 10th birthday so the festival will be even better this year!
 

Statehood Day "Land where I live"

Statehood Day "Land where I live"

Statehood Day is an annual public holiday in Lithuania celebrated on July 6 to commemorate the coronation in 1253 of Mindaugas as the first and only King of Lithuania. In this event visitors will be introduced to Lithuania Minor traditions, history and crafts. Furthermore,  there also will be musical performances and other entertainments.
 

Barn Theatre Festival "Alasas lietuvininko kaime"

Barn Theatre Festival "Alasas lietuvininko kaime"

More than 50 years ago villages gathered into amateur theatre collectives and prepared spectacles in barns of different villages. In order to remember these unusual cultural gathers the Barn theatre festivals are regularily organised in different places in Lithuania. The event cherishes peoples’ interest in ethno culture and introduces to the cultural differences of ethnographic regions of Lithuania. During the event people can watch various performances as well as to listen folk music.