The Restoration of the State Day in Lithuania is the subject of today’s Doodle. The Council of Lithuania decided not to join Germany or Russia on this day in 1918. Instead, the Lithuanian people ratified the Act of Independence, which established Vilnius as the capital of a sovereign state.
The country has two independence days, the second of which is Restoration of Independence Day, which is celebrated on March 11 to commemorate the end of Soviet rule in 1990.
The restoration of Lithuania’s state is celebrated on Restoration of the State Day. Throughout the day, those who signed the Declaration of Independence are honored, and people of all ages learn about the holiday’s significance.
Schools and businesses close for the holiday so that people can attend celebrations across the nation. In the cathedral square of Vilnius, these include flag-raising ceremonies, free opera concerts, and ballet performances. Like the flag in today’s Doodle, many people carry the Lithuanian flag while waving the national colors of red, green, and yellow. Beetroot soup, akotis, and the national dish, cepelinai, are among the Lithuanian delicacies that are frequently enjoyed by those attending the celebrations.
Lithuania, have a wonderful Restoration of the State Day!
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