Which event can gather tens of thousands of people in a stadium? The answer is Lithuania’s Centenary Song Celebration! Put it on your to-do list and take in the unforgettable sight for yourself.
For one week between 30 June and 6 July, the stadium at Vingis Park will be filled with Lithuanian songs, graceful dances, and traditional costumes from every corner of the country. Founded in 1924, the celebration has been alive almost as long as the Restored Lithuanian state itself. Keep the tradition going and participate in Lithuania’s Centenary Song Celebration, which will no doubt be uniting generations throughout the week.
This celebration is bigger than Lithuania. It’s a gift for the entire world to see, which is why it has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The fact that this year’s event will be celebrating the Lithuanian Centennial will make it even more impressive, gathering 10,000 singers, 9,000 dancers, and countless cheering fans.
The event represents the best opportunity to hear the different Lithuanian dialects and old songs, see the traditional dances, and discover a culture of colourful artistry. The breathtaking atmosphere in Vingis Park is bound to draw you in as it shows off the traditions kept alive in modern Lithuania.