Black felt box included
3 1/4″W x 3″H x 1/8″D
Located along the coast of the Baltic Sea, Lithuania has a deep and rich history that spans across centuries. Lithuania was originally inhabited by various Baltic tribes throughout the 13th century, until the Kingdom of Lithuania was started in 1253. Then, in the 14th century the Grand Duchy of Lithuania became the largest nation in all of Europe. Over the following years land was transferred between Lithuania and the neighboring countries of Poland and Russia. In 1795, Russian annexed most of Lithuania’s territory.
Lithuania finally gained independence on February 16th 1918, just as the first World War was nearing its end– only to be occupied by the Soviet Union in World War II. It was not until 1990 that Lithuania formerly became independent and known as the “State of Lithuania.”
Harboring a population of approximately 2.8 million, Lithuania is a country bustling with rich culture and a large tourist industry. More than 1.46 million individuals from across the globe partake in the local foods, music, and markets. One of the most iconic food dishes includes the potato dish, Cepelinai, a potato dumpling filled with meat, cheese curd or mushrooms. They are also the only nation in the world to have a signature scent, called the “Scent of Lithuania” which fuses bergamot, wild flowers, ginger, raspberry and grapefruit.
This colorful and unique ornament captures the essence of Lithuania and would make a perfect gift or addition to your own collection. Celebrate your heritage or remember a visit to this beautiful country.