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Lithuania has recently signed the Schengen agreements, and as a consequence of that, all controls at the borders have been cancelled. Citizens of any of the European countries can travel with a valid identity card, while a passport is required for citizens of non EU- countries

Time zone:

+2 GMT winter time. +3 when summer time applies.

Currency:

The official currency is Litas, corresponding to € 0,29. The introduction of Euro as official currency was supposed to take place in 2010, as part of the Schengen agreement which followed the entry of the European Union.

Language

The official language is Lithuanian, which belongs to Indo-European idioms. German, English and Russian are widely spread, though the use of Russian is strongly opposed by the population for historic reasons related to the long occupation and the crimes perpetrated by the Soviet Union.

Country code: to call Lithuania dial 00370 followed by the telephone number.

Public holidays:

The main holidays in Lithuania follow the Christian calendar: 15th August (Assumption day); 1st November (All Saints); 8th December (immaculate Conception); 25th and 26th December (Christmas and St Stephen Day); Easter, Good Friday and Easter Monday.
As for laic holidays, the main ones are: 16th February (Feast of the Independence), 11th March (Feast of the Nation); 6th July (Day of the Coronation).

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