Lithuania

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Rivers and lakes of Lithuania

Rivers of Lithuania are typical lowland rivers: they are slow, they make meanders, the valleys are wide. Because of abundant precipitation, the river net is dense: on the average 0.99 km of rivers flow in 1 km² of the territory.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

New Year in Lithuania

New Year in Lithuania is celebrated with much pomp and splendor. The major cities of Lithuania including Vilnius, Palanga and Klaipeda celebrate New Year in Lithuania in high spirit of merrymaking. One of the major festivals and events celebrated in Lithuania is New Year.

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Religion of Lithuania

Traditionally, Lithuania has been a Roman Catholic country. Although severely affected by Soviet repression, the Roman Catholic Church remains the dominant and the most influential denomination. However, Lithuania in the past has had two small but active Protestant denominations, the Evangelical Reformed (Calvinist) and the Evangelical Lutheran.