Public holidays in Lithuania


All official holidays in Lithuania are established by acts of Seimas.

Public holidays


The following are official holidays in Lithuania, that mean days off:[1][2]

DateEnglish nameLocal nameRemarks
January 1New Year's DayNaujųjų metų diena 
February 16the Day of Restoration of the State of Lithuania (1918)Lietuvos valstybės atkūrimo diena 
March 11Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania (from the Soviet Union, 1990)Lietuvos nepriklausomybės atkūrimo diena 
Moveable SundayEaster SundayŠv. VelykosThe first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or soonest after March 21. Commemorates resurrection of Jesus
The day after Easter SundayEaster MondayAntroji šv. Velykų diena 
May 1International Workers' DayTarptautinė darbo diena 
First Sunday in MayMother's DayMotinos diena 
First Sunday in JuneFather's DayTėvo diena 
June 24St. John's Day [Christian name], Day of Dew [original pagan name]Rasos ir Joninių dienaCelebrated according to mostly pagan traditions. (aka: Midsummer Day, Saint Jonas Day)
July 6Statehood DayValstybės (Lietuvos karaliaus Mindaugo karūnavimo) ir Tautiškos giesmės dienaCommemorates coronation of the first king, Mindaugas and the national anthem of Lithuania.
August 15Assumption DayŽolinė (Švč. Mergelės Marijos ėmimo į dangų diena) 
November 1All Saints' DayVisų šventųjų diena 
November 2All Souls' DayMirusiųjų atminimo (Vėlinių) diena 
December 24Christmas EveŠv. Kūčios 
December 25 and 26Christmas DayŠv. KalėdosCommemorates birth of Jesus

Commemorative Days


The list of other observances (atmintinos dienos) is set by law and includes a total of 71 days,[3] not including the public holidays above.[4]

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