Today’s Holiday: Lithuania Statehood Day

Today’s Holiday:
Lithuania Statehood Day

Lithuania Statehood Day is a national holiday observed on July 6. On this day, Lithuanians honor the coronation of Mindaugas, who became the first and only king of a unified Lithuania in 1253, bringing the Baltic people together under his leadership. In 2003 Lithuanians celebrated the 750th anniversary of his crowning with a series of cultural activities, including operas, folk music concerts, parades, and festivals. Mindaugas founded the first independent Lithuanian state in 1240, and he is generally credited with bringing Christianity to the country for the first time. More…:

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