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2013.06.20 12:33

The President to attend Nordic Midsummer celebration

DELFI|The Lithuania Tribune2013.06.20 12:33

Today, on June 20 at 18.30 hours, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will participate in Nordic Midsummer 2013 – joint midsummer celebration of the Nordic countries to be held in Lithuania for the first time ever, the Press Service of the President has notified. 

Today, on June 20 at 18.30 hours, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will participate in Nordic Midsummer 2013 – joint midsummer celebration of the Nordic countries to be held in Lithuania for the first time ever, the Press Service of the President has notified.

The Embassies and Chambers of Commerce of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden will acquaint with traditions of their most popular summer feast. The programme includes performance of Norwegian, Swedish and Danish songs, musical show by Finnish artists, and the lighting of a symbolic Midsummer bonfire. Each country will present its traditional dishes.

According to the President, in a few days Lithuanian people will celebrate Joninės (John’s Day), the most famous summer holiday in Lithuania, the Midsummer being its Nordic equivalent. Such events bring Lithuania and Nordic countries closer together showing how much in common we have.

The celebration taking place in Vilnius University Botanical Garden in Kairėnai will be attended by ambassadors and entrepreneurs from Nordic countries, as well as political, business and culture people of Lithuania.

  

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