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2020.03.11 09:09

Lithuania celebrates 30th anniversary of independence

LRT.lt2020.03.11 09:09

Lithuania is marking the 30th anniversary of re-establishing an independent state on Wednesday. The programme includes flag raising ceremonies and outdoor performances, while some indoor events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Lithuania's Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas declared independence from the Soviet Union on March 11, 1990.

The Wednesday celebrations in Vilnius will begin with state leaders laying a wreath in Independence Square, outside the parliament building. It will be followed by a ceremony of raising the flags of Lithaunia, Latvia and Estonia at noon.

Baltic military orchestras are giving a performance in Cathedral Square at 14:30, shortly after a service at the Cathedral of Vilnius at 13:00.

An outdoor concert in Independence Square begins at 21:30.

Events in the Seimas have been moved to May as a precaution against the coronavirus spread.