16.02.19 – A Day of Independence

A town filled with charismatic locals waving flags and professing their allegiance to Lithuania.

A weekend of lights, music, food, and fun.

It is Lithuania’s Independence Day! A day that the people of Lithuania profess their love and adoration for this beautiful country.

On the 16th of February in 1918,  Lithuania’s Act of Independence was signed, declaring the founding of the modern Republic of Lithuania. In the second World War, Lithuania was first occupied by the Soviet Union and then by Nazi Germany. As the war ended, German soldiers retreated and the Soviet Union reoccupied Lithuania. On March 11, 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union, Lithuania became the first Baltic states to declare its independence.

That being said, it has taken Lithuania quite a long time to become what it is today. Today was a day to remember the dedication and persistence that Lithuanian’s possess and to express the outstanding amount of love in this country.

 

 

-Cameron, Messiah College

 

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