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AUSTRALIAN LITHUANIAN COMMUNITY

Kultūrinė veikla
Cultural activities

Australijos lietuvių bendruomenės veikla daugiausiai plėtojasi kultūros srityje. Išskirtiniu ir vienu iš didžiausių projektų galima laikyti Australijos Lietuvių Dienas. Jų programą sudaro Dainų šventė, Tautinių šokių šventė, teatro spektakliai, meno ir tautodailės parodos, įvairių atlikėjų koncertai. 

The activities of the Australian/Lithuanian community have most evolved in the field of culture. One of the largest projects are the Australian Lithuanian Days, occurring once every 2 years. The program consists of a Song Festival, a Folk Dance Festival, theatrical performances, art and folk art exhibitions along with various concert performances. Every year, we have a Sports Festival

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XXXIst Festival

December 2022

Lithuanian Days in Sydney

– Australijos Lietuviu Dienos Sidnėjuje

Folk and Sports Festival

FOLK FESTIVAL

Held over for a year due to the COVID-19 crisis, the biannual Lithuanian Days is now being held from December 27 – 31 December of this year, 2022

The Activities have been moved to the Revesby Workers Club where all events will take place.

The schedule at the moment is as follows:

Dec 27
10.30am – Šv. Mišios / Holy Mass
1.00 pm – ALD Atidarymas / Opening
7.00pm – Susipažinimo Vakaras / Get-to-know You Evening

Dec 28

9.30–12.30pm Krašto tarybos sesija / Federal Council session
1.00pm – Meno Paroda / Art Show opening
3.00 pm – Literatūros Popietė / Literature Afternoon
6.00pm – Jaunimo talentų vakaras / Youth Talent night

Dec 29
9.00am – Šokių repeticija / Dance Festival rehearsals
9.00am–12.00pm – Australijos Lietuviu Archyvas / Get to know your Archives
10.00am–12.00pm – Moteru Globos Draugijos Forumas / Sydney Lithuyanaian Women’s Social Services Association’s Forum
1.30–4.00pm – Krašto tarybos sesija / Federal Council Session
6.30 pm – Šokių Šventė / Dance Festival

Dec 30
9.00am – Dainu repeticija / Song Festival rehearsals
9.00am–12.00pm – Australijos Lietuviu Archyvas / Get to know your Archives
1.30–4.00pm – Krašto tarybos sesija / Federal Council Session
6.30 pm – Dainų Šventė / Song Festival

Dec 31
9.30–12.30pm – Krašto tarybos sesija / Federal Council Session
10.00am – Turgus / Market
1.00pm – Popietė su lietuviu kalbos mokytojais / Afternoon tea with Lithuanian Language teachers
8.00pm – Naujų Metų Šventė / New Year’s Eve Party

Jan 2, 2023
Australijos Lietuviu Skautu Rajoninė Stovykla

 

For last minute updates, please refer to the Facebook page here

SPORTS FESTIVAL

Our biannual Lithuanian Days Sports Festival is now also held from December 27 – 31 December of this year, 2022

Our Sports program is as follows:

27 December

  • Šv. Mišios – Mass at 10.30am at St Joachim’s Church, Lidcombe
  • ALD Atidarymas – ALD Opening Ceremony,
    1pm at Revesby Worker’s Club (combined Sports and ALD)
  • Opening Sports Events from 3.30pm at Menai Indoor Sports Centre
    (plus small ceremony to recognise 70th šventė)
  • Susipažinimo Vakaras – Latvian Club at Strathfield from 7pm

28 December

  • Basketball and Volleyball at Menai Indoor Sports Centre
  • Tennis at Bangor Tennis Centre, Yala Road Bangor
    (about 5 minutes from the stadium)
  • TBC – Golf

29 December

  • Basketball and Volleyball at Menai Indoor Sports Centre
  • TBC – Billiards at Revesby Workers Club
  • TBC – Golf

30 December

  • Basketball and Volleyball at Menai Indoor Sports Centre
  • TBC – Table Tennis at Menai Indoor Sports Centre
  • TBC – Darts at Revesby Workers Club

31 December

  • Basketball including Men’s Rinktine Game at Menai Indoor Sports Centre
  • Swimming (Juniors) [venue and event TBC]
  • Closing Ceremony and Trophy Presentation – Menai Indoor Sports Centre

 

  • New Year’s Eve Party from 8pm at Revesby Workers Club (TBC)
2 January 2023
  • Australijos Lietuvių Skautų Rajoninė – Australian Lithuanian Scouts camp

For late changes to the program, please refer to the Kovas (Sydney) Sports website here:

About Australian Lithuanians
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Based on the foundations of Sir Baden-Powell, our scouting activities bring communal respect along with the traditional learnings of honesty, integrity and respect to our children.
Folk Dancing
Folk dancing is entrenched in our society
Just born and already dancing
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Choirs
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Education & Schooling
Open study schooling
Our language descends from 4,000 years and our little nation has fought the complete annihilation of it from years of Russian oppression, we are proud of the heritage and have schools to ensure its ongoing survival. Read further >
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Scouting
a global phenomenon

Scouting became a wonderful way of gathering our children and teaching the principals of respect for nature, our heritage and for each other.

The Australian/Lithuanianscouting movement bases its principles on the worldwide scouting organisation instituted by Sir Baden Powell in 1908.

The mission of Lithuanian scouting is to provide children of Lithuanian descent a framework in which to build character and grow into responsible citizens through the philosophy of scouting.

With a focus on Lithuanian culture, traditions, and language, using physical as well as intellectual activities, scouting has been an integral part of our youth growing into responsible adults.

VideoScouts re-enact the era when Russia banned books in and of Lithuanian content

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Lithuanian-born L/As
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About our motherland

Modern day emigres from Lithuania follow career paths and opportunities not always available back in Lithuania. They make up a new style of Australian, bringing with them new cultural connections for our local communities.

Lithuania
Where and what? 

Wedged in between Germany, Poland and Russia, Lithuania has a 99 km coastline along the South-Eastern elbow of the Baltic Sea.

Lithuania’s total land area is 65,200 sq km – not much different to that of Tasmania, yet is populated much more densely: its present population is about 3.2 million.

Lithuanians speak an ancient Indo-European tongue and is a cousin to modern Latvian. Viewed more broadly, Lithuanian is related to Ancient Greek, Latin and Sanskrit which is the oldest known member of the Indo-European family.

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We are third generation Australian Lithuanians and support both cultures with a passion,

Mano žmona, kuri yra lietuvė, o aš australas – bendruomenė padėjo užauginti mano vaikus

Dennis and Aldona, March 12-22, 2018

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As a first generation Australian Lithuanian, I am proud to say that both countries are better off having the wonderful dialogue that we now share with both our cultures.

Algis, September 04-16, 2018

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