According to a study made by a French scientist in 1989, Lithuania is positioned in a geographical center of Europe.
The longest Lithuanian word is: “nebeprisikiškiakopūsteliaujantiesiems” which has 37 letters and the exact meaning of the word is something like: “a group of people who used to go to a forest, to pick up some rabbit grass, but are no longer doing that”.
Lithuania is in Northeastern Europe, with a population of 2.79 million people. Its capital is Vilnius, and their currency is Euro. Their official language is Lithuanian.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Restoration of the State Day (Feb 16)
- Restoration of Independence Day (Mar 11)
- Easter Sunday (Date Varies)
- Easter Monday (Date Varies)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Mother’s Day (Date Varies)
- Father’s Day (Date Varies)
- St. John’s Day (Jun 24)
- Anniversary of the Coronation of King Mindaugas (Jul 6)
- Assumption Day (Aug 15)
- All Saints’ Day (Nov 1)
- All Souls’ Day (Nov 2)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
- Second day of Christmas (Dec 26)
It has four world heritage sites:
- Curonian Spit
- Kernavė Archaeological Site (Cultural Reserve of Kernavė)
- Struve Geodetic Arc
- Vilnius Historic Centre
It has five national parks:
- Aukštaitija National Park
- Curonian Spit National Park (Lithuania)
- Dzūkija National Park
- Trakai Historical National Park
- Žemaitija National Park
Want to learn more? Check out Lithuania’s tourism website!