Vilnius, 16 February 2022 (TDI): People of Lithuania all around the world are celebrating the 104th restoration day. President Gitanas Nauseda posted on his Twitter handle with a message that Lithuania is celebrating its 104th state restoration day.

He wished a happy state restoration day to all the citizens of Lithuania living around the World. He said that they are a proud nation living in prosperous democracy.

State representatives from different countries and many international organizations including European Union Pakistan conveyed their messages to Lithuania on their national day.

Lithuania joined the European Union back in 2004 and today the Lithuanian language is known as one of the oldest Indo-European languages. Lithuania celebrates two independence days in its history.

First on the 16th of February to mark its independence from the German Rule in 1918 and second on March 11 to mark the independence from the Soviet Rule in 1990.

History of the Restoration Days of Lithuania

Back in the 13th century, Lithuania emerged as a State. By the 18th century, this state became part of the Russian Empire. During the First World War, Germany move forward towards Russia, and Lithuania was occupied by Germans troops.

In 1917, during the Russian Revolution, Germany wanted to make Lithuania part of its Union rather than move towards Russia. Germany encouraged the establishment of the Council of Lithuania that was supposed to decide the future of the State.

However, the Council of Lithuania decided to move against the desire of Germany by not joining Germany and Russia and instead signed the Act of Independence of Lithuania on February 16, 1918.

The Act of Independence was first prohibited by the German Authorities. After the defeat of Germany in World War I, the first cabinet of Lithuania was formed that brought the Council of Lithuania to the power of the state.

The Act of Independence was signed to proclaim the restoration of the independent, sovereign, and democratic state of Lithuania and make Vilnius its Capital. Today, the restoration day of Lithuania is celebrated with the true spirit.

People of Lithuania love to wear their national colors; Yellow, Green, and Red. Many people get together to watch the celebrations while enjoying Lithuanian delicacies on this national day to show solidarity with their homeland.