The Culture, Traditions, and Heritage of Lithuania
A picturesque experience of the Lithuanian culture has heightened its people to continue what their previous generations fought for; from the use of their own language for their remarkable literature to the permanence of the country's unique artistry.
Numerous museums have preserved the exceptional art of the Lithuanians. The Lithuanian Art Museum is the largest museum in Lithuania. What’s more, 28,000 pieces of precious amber have been kept in Palanga Amber Museum, a subsidiary of the Lithuanian Art Museum. These amber pieces have creative uniqueness; insects, plants, and spiders can be found in them. Moreover, some were also in a form of jewelry, accessories, and part of the artworks. On 2011, another museum, the Vilnius Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, located in the capital of the country, will uphold modern media art, film archives, and other various forms of art.
Lithuanian music is mostly folk; played with interesting instruments such as kanklės (zithers) , flute, basetle (bass fiddle), švilpas (whistle), sekminių ragelis (bagpipe), pūslinė (a musical bow), kerdžiaus trimitas (herdman’s trumpet) , and būgnas (drum). The worldly distinguished Lithuanian composer and artist Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis has his exceptional artworks and music pieces displayed in M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania. The asteroid, 2420 Čiurlionis was named after him.
Old Lithuanian literature is mostly composed of writings in Latin, primarily for religious works. Martynas Mažvydas’ “Catechism” was the first printed Lithuanian book; a profound beginning of published Lithuanian literature. However, the new Lithuanian literature has expanded to various creative views.