Public holidays in Lithuania


Public holidays in Lithuania

List of official holidays in Lithuania:

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Naujieji metai  
February 16 Day of Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania (1918) Lietuvos valstybės atkūrimo diena  
March 11 Day of Restitution of Independence of Lithuania (from the Soviet Union, 1990) Lietuvos nepriklausomybės atkūrimo diena  
First Sunday and Monday of spring with full moon Easter Velykos Commemorates resurrection of Jesus
May 1 International Labor Day Tarptautinė darbo diena  
First Sunday in May Mother's Day Motinos diena  
First Sunday in June Father's Day Tėvo diena  
June 24 St. John's Day [Christian name], Day of Dew [original pagan name] Joninės, Rasos Celebrated according to mostly pagan traditions. (aka: Midsummer Day, Saint Jonas Day)
July 6 Statehood Day Valstybės (Lietuvos karaliaus Mindaugo karūnavimo) diena Commemorates coronation of the first king, Mindaugas
August 15 Assumption Day Žolinė (Švč. Mergelės Marijos ėmimo į dangų diena)  
November 1 All Saints' Day Visų šventųjų diena  
December 25 and December 26 Christmas Šv. Kalėdos Commemorates birth of Jesus

Other observances:

  • January 13 - Day of Freedom Defenders: a memory day for victims of January Events
  • March 4: Saint Casimir's Day, on the anniversary of the death of Saint Casimir, the patron saint of Lithuania
  • June 14: Mourning and Hope day, for remembrance of whose who were exiled to Siberia as part of Soviet genocide in Lithuania. The June 14th remarks the first operation Priboi in 1941.
  • August 23: Black Ribbon day - a memory day for the victims of totalitarian regimes.

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