On Sunday the Christmas Bazaar, organized by the Diplomatic Spouses Association, successfully raised money for charities. The whole profit of sales is sent to the NGO’s and projects in the Czech Republic.
On November 24th, the successful concert by the string orchestra from the Juozas Gruodis Conservatoire took place in Prague.
Lithuanian diplomats in Prague and the journalist Andrius Kunčina spoke to students from Lithuania about the Czech Republic
The program of celebratory events of the 100th anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuanian Statehood had one more spectacular adding.
Feb. 11., Embassy of Lithuania in the Czech Republic together with the Lithuanian Saturday language school “Debesynas” organized a colorful and extraordinary event marking the Day of Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence. The celebration, taking place in the building where Jonas Basanavičius, the instigator of the Lithuanian restoration movement, lived through 1883-84, took those attending to the beginning of the 20th century. Dressed in the outfits of the period, the staff of the embassy and teachers from “Debesynas” school were encouraging the community and the locals from Prague to participate in a century old photo session and try a number of Lithuanian delicatessens.
We invite you to join us in the 99th celebration of the Day of Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence and journey with us into the beginning of the 20th century.
Jan. 12, the Lithuanian community in the Czech Republic and its friends gathered at the Embassy in Prague to mark the tragic events of January 13th, 1991. The evening started with the screening of an episode from a Lithuanian television series “The Detective Stories of History” that focused on the little known facts and witness accounts of the historic events. The screening was followed by the guests moving outdoors where the embassy lawn was decorated in forget-me-nots, a national symbol for remembering the day; there they lit candles in the shape of Columns of Gediminas and built a symbolic fire for freedom. Ambassador of Latvia to the Czech Republic Alberts Sarkanis, who at the time of the January events was posted as the Latvian ambassador to Lithuania, was also participating.
Dec. 18, Lithuanian community gathered in Prague to celebrate Christmas together. Those attending, and especially the youngest ones of them all, were warmly met and entertained by the theater “Labaiteatras” from Lithuania and their performance of their fairytale “Around the World.” The story had the audience take part in journey that ended with a visit from Santa who handed children sweets produced by "Pergalė." Lithuanian Saturday school “Debesynas” was also there to entertain the celebration with games that involved the parents and children alike. Everyone contributed to preparing desserts, sweets and savory dishes for the joyful event.