Historical and Cultural Memory

In participating in the implementation of state policy in the field of perpetuating historical and cultural memory and encouraging the conscious development of cultural identity among citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, as well as in fostering respect for the state, its history, national culture, Lithuanian philological traditions and heritage, developing the synergy of different areas, and nurturing creativity:

  • we participate in the organisation of programmes to commemorate state holidays, days of remembrance, historical dates, and anniversaries of personalities who have contributed to the history and culture of the Lithuanian state, as well as in the coordination of their implementation;
  • we organise the work of the commissions for the Ministry of Culture’s Carry Your Light and Believe and Patron of the Year medals of honour;
  • we implement measures to perpetuate the signatories of the Act of Independence of Lithuania;
  • we coordinate the award and presentation of Government Culture and Art Prizes;
  • we implement projects to perpetuate Lithuanian philological traditions and heritage;
  • we participate in the work of commissions formed by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

Activities are carried out in implementing the resolutions of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and orders of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, and taking the recommendations of the commissions into account.

Programme financing is carried out with funds from the budget of the Ministry of Culture in accordance with approved co-financing rules and through public procurement.

Competitions are held for project funding from the Lithuanian Council for Culture under the ‘Projects for Civic, National and Lithuanian Philological Development and Memory Perpetuation’ programme; further information is available at www.ltkt.lt

2017–2020 LIST OF COMMEMORATIVE DATES

2017

The Protestant Reformation – 500 years

Kazys Bradūnas, poet and National Culture and Arts Prize laureate – 100 years

Algirdas Julius Greimas, semiotician and philosopher – 100 years

Česlovas Sasnauskas, composer – 150 years

 

2018

Restoration of Lithuania's Independence – 100 years

Kazimieras Bizauskas, diplomat, signatory of the 16 February 1918 Act of Independence of Lithuania – 125 years

Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas, poet, prose writer, playwright and translator – 125 years

Vydūnas (Wilhelm Storost), philosopher, writer and cultural activist – 150 years

Simonas Daukantas, historian, writer and enlightener – 225 years

The Act of Tilsit – 100 years

 

2019

Juozas Naujalis, composer – 150 years

Augustinas Savickas, painter – 100 years

Antanas Juška, priest, folklore researcher and lexicographer – 200 years

Alfonsas Nyka-Niliūnas (Čipkas), poet and National Culture and Arts Prize laureate – 100 years

The Pranciškus Skorina Printing House in Vilnius, the first in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – 500 years

Juozapas Čechavičius (Józef Czechowicz), painter and photographer – 200 years

Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas, prose writer and literary historian – 150 years

Eduardas Balsys, composer – 100 years

Donatas Malinauskas, signatory of the 16 February 1918 Act of Independence of Lithuania – 150 years

 

2020

The Constituent Assembly of Lithuania – 100 years

Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė Žemaitė, prose writer and playwright – 175 years

Sigismund II Augustus, Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland – 500 years

Barbora Radvilaitė (Barbara Radziwiłł), Grand Duchess of Lithuania, Queen of Poland and consort of Sigismund II Augustus – 500 years

Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre – 100 years

Chronicle of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (the Bychovec Chronicle) – 500 years

Jonas Smilgevičius, publicist and signatory of the 16 February 1918 Act of Independence of Lithuania – 150 years

Last updated: 01-09-2016