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My Life in Lithuania!

By Neda Bazys 

Table of contents


Introduction                                 

Climate

Education

Government

Language

Holidays

Food

Homes

Conclusion

Hello. My name is Neda Bazys. My life living in Lithuania would be way different than living in the United States. The celebrations and food are way different. Climate and Schooling not much of a difference. Anyways, it's more fun than you ever imagined. . . . . . . 

Introduction


Trakai

The climate in Lithuania can be described as typical European climate with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter are the seasons there. The temperatures there aren't much different than Illinois.

Climate

Most children in Lithuania go to public schools, where the education is free. (tax payer-funded). Private schools in Lithuania are super-expensive and not very popular. The Primary level of the school system in Lithuania is where I would go as a 9-year-old. Primary School lasts for 4 years and the ages are 6-11. Lithuanians starts school on September 1st.

Education

Lithuania is a multi-party parliamentary democracy country. This means that all people can vote for the president. (Not the kids). As of 2017 Lithuania's president is Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Government

Dalia Grybauskaitė (Lithuania's President)

The official language of Lithuania is Lithuanian. The Lithuanian language is really hard to learn. In other parts of Lithuania, people speak Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and other languages., 

Language

Celebrated 46 days before Easter. During Mardi Gras, people march around in masks and special costumes. Lithuanians play games, to chase away the winter, and also eat oil foods like pancakes.

MARDI GRAS (UŽGAVENĖS)

Holidays

On November 1st and 2nd, these days are meant to celebrate the dead people. To celebrate, Lithuanians visit the graves and light candles. It is very beautiful at night to see all the graves light up.

All Saint's Day , All souls day

Funniest celebration in the summer, celebrated during the shortest night of the year. It is on June 23rd to 24th. People make bonfires, wreaths and look for the fem flower

Midsummer

             Lithuanian State Day

(King Mindaugas Coronation Day)

On July 6th, it is the day to remember the uniting of the state of Lithuania.
First Sunday of May.

Mothers' Day

Fathers' Day

First Sunday of June.
A traditional Christian holiday has a tradition of coloring eggs with ancient patterns, relatives are visited.

Easter

Day of Restoration of the Lithuanian State.

16th of Febuary

The traditional homemade Christmas Eve dinner is made from 12 vegetarian dishes. (No meat, no dairy). At dinner you have to try every single meal, even if you don't like it.

Christmas Eve

Lithuanian food is very different from American Food. The Lithuanian cuisine includes ingredients such as Barley, Potatoes, Rye, Beets, Greens, and Mushrooms. Lithuania has regions. In those regions, there are different dishes. My favorite Lithuanian dishes are potato pie, potato pancakes, potato salad, and fried garlic bread. My favorite desserts are tree cake and lazy man.

Food

Lazy Man

Lithuania regions

Tree cake

Most people live in apartments in Lithuania. Others live in single family homes. It is very beautiful to see the orange roofs of buildings while flying overhead.                                

Homes 

Lithuania is a very nice place to live. Many people play basketball there. Even though it is different than the US, still I would kind of want to live there.

Conclusion