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Glowing environmental impacts of Lithuania’s All Soul’s Day

Friday, November 1, 2019

Around the All Soul’s Day on November 2, cemeteries across Lithuania light up with thousands of candles. While a beautiful sight, it leaves tons of waste afterwards and activists campaign for a more environmentally-conscious approach. Darius Jakutonis works at a company managing cemeteries in Vilnius. Most of the year, his work consists of administrative duties, but in late October his routine changes significantly. Darius helps out cemetery caretakers to sort…

President to present state awards to auditor general and other recipients on Independence Day

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Latvian Chapter of Orders has decided to bestow the highest state award, the Order of the Three Stars, on 31 recipients, including heads of several institutions, judges, medics, scientists, public figures and artists, according to an announcement published in the official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis. Auditor General Elita Krumina, who is among the recipients of the decoration, will be made Grand Officer of the Order. On November 18, 2019, marking…

Resistance day marked across Estonia

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday saw the marking of national day of resistance in Estonia, which commemorates all those who stood for the preservation of Estonia’s national continuity and independence during the close-on half a century of Soviet occupation. The day also marked 75 years since Otto Tief’s government entered into office. Tief (1889-1976) was the last acting prime minister before the reoccupation of the country by the Soviet Union, appointed by acting president…

Lithuania marks national Holocaust remembrance day

Monday, September 23, 2019

The traditional March of the Living to Paneriai, a suburb of Vilnius where tens of thousands of Jews were killed during to Holocaust, will be held and the names of the victims will be read out at the Choral Synagogue of Vilnius as part of events marking the Day of Remembrance for Jewish Victims of Genocide in Lithuania on Monday.  A commemoration will also take place in the capital’s Rudininku Square.   The March…

Commemoration Day of the Genocide of the Jews takes place in Latvia

Friday, July 5, 2019

On 4th July 2019, the official Commemoration Day of Genocide against the Jews in Latvia took place. The main public event commemorates the burning of the Choral Synagogue in Rīga on the 4th of July in 1941. This date marked the beginning of the Holocaust in the territory of Latvia, and since 1990 has been dedicated to remembrance of all the Jews that were killed in the Holocaust during the…