Lithuanian duo V.Baumila and M.Linkytė made it into the finals of the Eurovision song contest.
This Saturday, 16 May, Lithuania celebrates the 9th Street Musician’s Day.
On Sunday, Lithuanian canoeist Ignas Navakauskas came in third and won the bronze medal in the Canoe Sprint European Championships 200-metre race for single canoes in Racice, the Czech Republic.
On Sunday, Lithuanians Aurimas Lankas and Edvinas Ramanauskas came in third and won the bronze medal in the Canoe Sprint European Championships 200-metre race for double canoes in Racice, the Czech Republic.
Lithuanian strongman Žydrūnas Savickas took part in the World's Strongest Man championships and won the silver medal.
According to the latest World Happiness Report, Lithuania comes 56th out of over 150 countries and pulls away from its neighbours Latvia (89th) and Estonia (73rd). Russia is ranked 64th, Poland – 60th and Greece – 102nd.
Lithuania made the list of advanced economies as determined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), announced the Bank of Lithuania on Tuesday.
For the third year in a row (since 2013) Lithuania has been listed among the ten most ethical countries in the world. The US non-profit organization “Ethical Traveler” annually invites people to travel responsibly and choose destinations that have been named as the most ethical.
On 5–6 April, Lithuania celebrates the holy Easter. This Catholic festival falls on a different date each year, since it is celebrated on the first full moon Sunday after the spring equinox. Holy Easter symbolizes the resurrection of Christ. The celebration has retained some of the pagan elements like Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and the Easter Granny. Easter also symbolizes the awakening of nature as well as spiritual renewal.
Available in 38 languages across the world, the National Geographic has cheered its Lithuanian readers by a special issue, which lists Lithuania, particularly the Trakai Castle, among 100 unexplored destinations, worth visiting according to the editors.