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For the sixth year in a row Lithuania will be celebrating the fact that Iceland was the first country to recognize it’s independence back in 1991. And Lithuania has been thanking in style – a cultural festival dedicated to Icelandic and Nordic culture with various activities has been taking over one of busiest streets in Vilnius.
This year is, however, special – the whole street will be closed and Nordic fiesta will start from lunchtime and continue throughout the whole day!

11:30

Icelandic lunch

The cafes in Iceland street will be providing Icelandic lunch

Various cafes and bars in Iceland street

12:00

nordic market

At lunchtime we are opening a Nordic fish market which will be waiting for you until late at night. You will find nordic fish, ecological fish oils and icelanding beer – all will be served chilled on ice.
Magic! Various Nordic companies will be offering souvenirs, icelandic arts and crafts as well as grooming products to proprely look after that authentic Nordic style beard.

iceland street

12:00

Viking village

Throughout the day the Viking village will be offering various attractions (the old- fashioned board games, horn blowing, real viking test, the tasting of the acorn coffee and many more). This is your ultimate chance to become a viking, even for a short while.

Iceland street

17:00

THE OFFICIAL FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY

INTRODUCING ICE SCULPTURE „BJÖRK“

iceland street

17:15

STREET FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Did you know that Lithuania is a champion in amature street football?
Have you ever tried street football? Here is your chance!
The rules of the game: One match is 10 mins, you will be playing 2 against 2. You can have 2 spare players.
To secure your place, please register at: goo.gl/BGiUIt

iceland/vilnius street

18:00

BRAIN BATTLE (QUIZ) ABOUT ICELANDERS AND ICELAND

A well-known traveler and journalist Vytaras Radzevičius will host the battle.
Please register your team in advance – goo.gl/hVPGkS

Piano man bar

19:00

DISCUSSION

Alcohol restrictions in Iceland and Lithuania – putting it in practice and what is the outcome?

Main stage, Iceland street

20:30

DISCUSSION „Can Lithuania be called a Nordic Country?“

UN recognized Lithuania as a Nordic Country. But… what does it mean? Should we embrace this fact or… try to create our own “cool factor”?

Main stage, Iceland street

22:00

INTERACTIVE BRIDGE WITH ICELAND

Main stage, Iceland street

22:15

ICELANDIC HOT DOG COMPETITION

Chefs from Iceland street cafes and bars each will present their special hot dogs throughout the day and the grand finale for this will be in the evening when the comission will taste it, discuss it, evaluate it and choose the best hot dog of the night.

MAIN STAGE, ICELAND STREET

22:45

LIVE CONCERT “THANK YOU, ICELAND!”

The Nordic fiesta will continue with Icelandic music and the outstanding band Valdimar. This band is a unique discovery in a country where music is one of the most well-known export products! Some amazing local Lithuanian bands will also be taking over the stage.

Main stage, Iceland street

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