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On 25 May, the Africa Day is celebrated in Lithuania and around the world. This day has been celebrated in Lithuania since the 1999. On this occasion, various cultural and educational events cultivating deeper and closer knowledge of the African continent usually take place in Lithuania.

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On 18 May, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Latvia announced the contest for the Balts’ Award 2020.

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On 28 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, together with representatives of the Jewish (Litvak) Community of Lithuania, commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Lithuanian Days in Scotland, a unique series of events showcasing Lithuania, will be held in Edinburgh and Glasgow 22-25 October 2019. Over four days, local Scots and the Lithuanian community in Scotland will be invited to meet leading Lithuanian figures of culture and academia, hear symphonic poems of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis and get familiar with Lithuanian documentary cinema.

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On 30 June at the Vienna House of Literature, the Federal Chancellery of Austria awarded the state award in a solemn ceremony to the Austrian journalist, writer, radio presenter, translator, and a great friend of Lithuania Cornelius Hell for translating contemporary Lithuanian writers and poets into the German language.

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On 28 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius conferred Lithuania's Diplomacy Star on the President of the Lithuanian Ambassadors' Club Algirdas Kumža.

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On 20 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the ceremony of unveiling the memorial plaque, dedicated to the Yiddish Scientific Institute (YIVO). The memorial plaque at Vivulskio Str. 18 marks the site, where the YIVO building stood from 1933 until its destruction in 1944. YIVO was established in 1925 in Vilnius and now continues its activities as the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York after its relocation in 1940.

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On 6 June the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania presented the exhibition - "One of Seven. Lithuania. Lite. Lita" at the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town.

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