The plan for commemorating the year of Lithuanian Tartar history and culture was approved

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2020 10 14

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The plan for commemorating the Lithuanian Tartar History and Culture Year in 2021 was approved today at the Government meeting. The plan was prepared by the Ministry of Culture and the Department of National Minorities in cooperation with interested institutions and organisations.

Implementing the measures of this plan, it is planned to organise commemorations, conferences, various cultural, educational, cognitive, publishing and publicity events, to implement projects aimed at introducing the history and culture of Lithuanian Tatars to the local and foreign society. Cultural events will take place in diplomatic missions, municipalities, museums, libraries and archives of the Republic of Lithuania.

In 2021, it is planned to hold a solemn commemoration of the Year of Lithuanian Tartar History and Culture at the National Museum, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and an international scientific conference at Vilnius University.

Next year it is planned to organise cycles of lectures, excursions, cultural events, an international Tatar culture festival, to prepare an exhibition “Lithuanian Tatars in Archival Documents”, a virtual guide “Tatar Road”.

A publication in English about the most prominent Lithuanian Tatars, Prof. Tamara Bairašauskaitė’s book “History of Lithuanian Tartars” and other publications will be published. There will also be dissemination of information about the events celebrating the Year of Lithuanian Tartar History and Culture in the LRT programmes and on the www.lrt.lt website.

The activities of commemorating the Tartars include the marking of the destroyed old Lithuanian Tatar cemeteries, the commemoration of the Tatar Gate of the Kaunas city defensive wall, and the addition of material on the history, culture and cultural heritage of Lithuanian Tatars to the virtual Lithuanian Tatar History Museum.

The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania has declared 2021 the Year of Lithuanian Tartar History and Culture.