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About European Heritage Days

Annual events of the Council of Europe programme "European Heritage Days" in Lithuania are coordinated and organized by the Culture Heritage Department under the Ministry of Culture, as well as by municipalities of towns and districts. The events of the “European Heritage Days” in Lithuania have been held since 1994. Every year they attract a lot of attention and a huge number of participants from various groups of the society.

Each year the “European Heritage Days” in Lithuania have a special theme with the aim to promote specific related objects and their cultural values. The initiative of the “European Heritage Days” gives a good possibility to promote and increase the awareness and understanding of cultural heritage values, to highlight its importance in the history of Lithuania and the whole Europe, to develop an integral identity of the Lithuania and European citizens.

Themes of the “European Heritage Days” in Lithuania:

2013 Imprints of Epochs

2012 Genius Loci. Spirit of Place

2011 Hidden treasures. Wall painting

2010 Family and Cultural Heritage

2009 Creating History Together

2008 Historical Organs in Lithuania

2007 Cultural routes

2006 Preserving the Past

2005 Cultural Properties and Cultural Tourism

2004 Jewish Cultural Heritage in Lithuania

2003 Historic Towns: Old and Modern

2002 Wooden Architecture in Lithuania

2001 Defensive Fortifications in Lithuania

2000 Industrial heritage in Lithuania

1999 Historical Parks and Gardens in Lithuania

1998 The Protection of Cultural Heritage: Citizenry, Society, Polity

1997 Residential buildings and manors in Lithuania

1996 The use of historic monuments

1995 Early masonry construction in Vilnius

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