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Events to commemorate the Day of the Defenders of Freedom of Lithuania

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

 

14.00  Interactive educational event What Lessons does January 13 Teach? organised by cadets from the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Constitution Hall, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania*

 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

 

12.00  Solemn line-up of the defenders of freedom

Gallery of the Defenders of Freedom of Lithuania, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania*

 

13.30–16.20   Meeting of the defenders of freedom

Hall of the Act of 11 March, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania*

 

17.00–22.00   Open hours

Gallery of the Defenders of Freedom of Lithuania and Stained Glass Gallery, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

January 13th Memorial is open for visitors

 

17.30   Lighting of commemorative bonfires

Vilnius Television Tower

 

18.00   Poetry and music event Thoughts of Anxiety

Vilnius Television Tower

 

18.00   Solemn unveiling of the Memorial of 13 January and lighting of commemorative bonfires

Building of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television

 

19.00–19.30 val.  Lighting of commemorative bonfires

Independence Square

 

19.30  Event organised by the Lithuanian Reform Movement Sąjūdis

Independence Square

 

20.00   Concert In Memoriam

Sts. Johns’ Church

 

20.30  Traditional meeting of the defenders of freedom

Vilnius Garrison Officer Club Karininkų ramovė

 

Friday, 13 January 2017

 

8.00   Civic campaign Memory is Alive through Testimony

Candles lit in every window of public institutions and schools

 

9.00  Flower laying ceremony at the monument Žinia dedicated to 11 March 1990

Independence Square

 

10.00   Solemn Commemoration of the Day of the Defenders of Freedom and award ceremony of the Freedom Prize

Hall of the Act of 11 March, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania*

 

12.00   Flag hoisting ceremony

Independence Square

 

12.30–14.30  Open hours

Gallery of the Defenders of Freedom of Lithuania and Stained Glass Gallery, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

January 13th Memorial is open for visitors

 

13.30   Paying of tribute to the victims

Antakalnio Cemetery

Paying of tribute to the fallen defenders of freedom by the National Defence Volunteer Forces of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Cemeteries in Alytus, Kaunas, Kėdainiai, Marijampolė, Rokiškis and Vilnius

 

15.00   Meeting of the leadership of the Seimas and members of the Lithuanian Government with the families of the victims of the 1991 Soviet aggression and with those affected by the Soviet aggression

Constitution Hall, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania*

(by invitation to the 2017 Solemn Commemoration of the Day of the Defenders of Freedom)

 

17.30  Holly Mass

Vilnius Arch-Cathedral Basilica

 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

 

12.00–13.30   26th Traditional International Tribute Run Road of Life and Death

Antakalnio Cemetery – Vilnius Television Tower

 

12.00   Meeting of the people affected by the Soviet aggression

Vilnius Television Tower

* – by invitation

   

Commemoration of the 26th Anniversary of the Formation of the National Defence Volunteer Forces of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

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 Tuesday, 17 January 2017

 

10.00–11.00  Holy Mass

Church of St. Ignatius, Principal Church of the Military Ordinariate of Lithuania, Šv. Ignoto g. 6

 

12.00–12.40  Solemn formation of flags

Independence Square, Gedimino pr. 53

 

14.30   Signing of the cooperation plan among the three Baltic States

Vilnius Garrison Officer Club Karininkų ramovė

 

14.45   Official Commemoration and concert dedicated to the 26th Anniversary of the Formation of the National Defence Volunteer Forces of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Vilnius Garrison Officer Club Karininkų ramovė

 

Exhibitions and expositions

9–31 January 2017

 

Photo exhibition to commemorate the Day of the Defenders of Freedom 

Stained Glass Gallery, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

 

Photo exhibition dedicated to the winners of the Freedom Prize

Stained Glass Gallery, Building 1, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

 

Photo exhibition Defence of Freedom in Lithuania in January 1991

Exhibition Gallery, Building 2, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

 

Photo exhibition Defence of Freedom in 1990–1991

Exhibition Gallery, Building 3, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

 

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10–31 January 2017

 

Portable exhibition Verbal Barricades

Atrium, 2nd floor, Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

The exhibition can be viewed during the opening hours of the Library: 

Monday to Friday 8.00–21.00

Saturday and Sunday 10.00–18.00

 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

 

10.00–18.00   Open Day

Expositions at the Museum of Genocide Victims (Aukų g. 2A) and the exposition the Secrets of Tuskulėnai Manor at The Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park

White Manor House, Žirmūnų g. 1N

Chapel-Columbarium of the Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park

Žirmūnų g. 1F

Exhibition of the works of art by pupils, participants in the national competition History of Lithuania’s Fights for Freedom and Losses 

Conference Hall, Museum of Genocide Victims

Portable exhibition Lithuanian Military Officers – Participants in the Armed Resistance in 1944–1946 from Vytautas the Great War Museum

Conference Hall, Memorial Complex of the Tuskulėnai Peace Park

Educational tasks

Servants’ Quarters, Žirmūnų g. 1F

Exhibition of models and other works dedicated to 13 January 1991 from the national competition History of Lithuania’s Fight for Freedom and Losses

Vilnius Television Tower, Sausio 13-osios g. 10

 

Friday, 13 January 2017

 

10.00–18.00   Open Day

Expositions at the Museum of Genocide Victims (Aukų g. 2A) and the exposition the Secrets of Tuskulėnai Manor at The Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park

White Manor House, Žirmūnų g. 1N

Chapel-Columbarium of the Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park

Žirmūnų g. 1F

Exhibition of the works of art by pupils, participants in the national competition History of Lithuania’s Fights for Freedom and Losses

Conference Hall, Museum of Genocide Victims

Portable exhibition Lithuanian Military Officers – Participants in the Armed Resistance in 1944–1946 from Vytautas the Great War Museum

Conference Hall, Memorial Complex of the Tuskulėnai Peace Park

 15.00 Demonstration of a documentary Barikadų vaikai (Children of the Barricades) (1991, 10 min) by Vytautas Damaševičius

15.10 Demonstration of a documentary Lietuviški kino dienoraščiai (Lithuanian Film Diaries) (1991, 58 min) by Saulius Beržinis

Servants’ Quarters, Žirmūnų g. 1F

Exhibition of models and other works dedicated to 13 January1991 from the national competition History of Lithuania’s Fights for Freedom and Losses

Vilnius Television Tower, Sausio 13-osios g. 10