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Lithuania Public Holidays 2017

Today – 19 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Lithuania.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
16 FebThuIndependence Day
11 MarSatIndependence Restoration Day
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
7 MaySunMother's Day
4 JunSunFather's Day
24 JunSatSt John's Day
6 JulThuKing Mindaugas' Day
15 AugTueAssumption Day
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day
24 DecSunChristmas Eve
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTue2nd Day of Christmas

The majority of Lithuanian public holidays are based on early Christian culture, many of which were established in earlier centuries. Although many Lithuanian holidays are centered on traditional Christian beliefs, some holidays are based on Pagan influences such as Saint John’s Eve.

In Lithuania, several patriotic holidays are also observed, but are not officially designated as official public holidays. Local and regional observances typically involve festivals, concerts and special town gatherings.

In Lithuania, the Christmas holidays hold special significance. Christmas Eve is celebrated more widely than Christmas Day. It is designated as a time in which extended families get together for a special vegetarian feast.

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