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DON'T MISS THIS SUMMER Pazaislis Music festival in Kaunas 1 June - 31 August Kaunas The visitors of every taste will find in the festival programme something what interests them, starting from the old music and finishing with jazz, from the subtle chamber music to the grand vocal instrumental pieces, from the modern music premieres to the impressive pageants of Lithuanian history. http:// visit. kaunas. lt 10th Auto- Moto Fan Fiesta Bike Show Millennium & AutoShow 13 June Kaunas Baltic Drag race competition. The 16 most powerful cars from the Baltics will try to spin planet Earth a little bit faster at Bracket ET race in Kaunas. http:// www. bikeshow. lt/ International Operetta Festival 4 - 5 July Kaunas " Operetta at Kaunas castle" is an original festival; the first of its kind in East Europe. At the traditional annual event popular fragments of musicals and operettas along with some new pieces, never heard before, are performed by singers and musicians from Lithuania and surrounding countries. http:// visit. kaunas. lt Hansa Kaunas 2009 22 - 23 August Kaunas The Midlle Ages, the knights, and Hansa markets in Kaunas downtown. http:// visit. kaunas. lt Sea Festival 25- 26 July Klaipeda The main event in Klaipeda city, celebrated annually in the last week- end of July since 1934. During the festival there are more than 100 various events organised ( concerts, fairs, exhibitions, art shows and a celebration of the sea and seamen). A popular festival so come early. http:// www. klaipedainfo. lt/ en/ index. php? page= 7& sub= 18 Europeade ( The festival of European folk culture) 22 - 26 July Klaipeda The festival celebrates a ' free and peaceful Europe, where cultures of different nations coexist". Artists from more than twenty European states present dancing, song and music during five days of ' Europeade' attracting thousands of visitors with their performances. http:// www. europeade. eu ' The Tall Ships' Race - Baltic 2009' 31 July - 3 August Klaipeda This splendid regatta of sail training ships " The Tall Ships' Race" was first held in 1956. As they compete against each other over weeks of sailing the demonstrate that the days of sail are at a beginning rather than an end. This year the finals rounds of the race take place in Klaipeda and such a gathering of sial and sailors should not be missed. http:// www. tallships. lt 27

For more information please contact: Lithuanian National Tourism Office 86 Gloucester Place, London W1U 6HP Tel: 0207 034 01222 Fax: 0207 935 4661 info@ lithuaniatourism. co. uk www. lithuaniatourism. co. uk Lithuania When to go? Currency Time difference Int. dial code Language Population Getting there Avg. flight time Democratic Republic within the European Union Lithuania generally has warm summers with temperatures sometimes hitting 30 º C. Winters can be cold, with bitterly chilly winds from the east bringing the temperature down as low as - 12 º C; there is normally snow cover for one or two months of the year. Spring and autumn are mild. Litas ( Lt). £ 1 = Lt3.98 GMT+ 2 00 370 Lithuanian. English is widely spoken in the main cities. Russian, Polish and German are also widely spoken. 3,369,600 3 international airports - Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. Direct flights - to Kaunas Airport - from London Stansted, London Luton and Birmingham International Airports; from September there will also be direct flights from London Gatwick to Vilnius with Aerlingus. Indirect flights - to Vilnius International & Palanga International Airports - from major UK airports - AirBaltic, Czech Airlines, SAS, Lufthansa and other. 2h30m from London Airports TRAVEL ESSENTIALS