My Life in Lithuania!
By Neda Bazys
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. . . . . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.,
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.
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.
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.
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.