Basketball has since provided inspiration and become a symbol of our freedom.
Basketball is practically worshiped as a religion by Lithuanians.
And for the record, we also like beer, just like everyone else in the world.
When one of my friends recently visited Lithuania, we sat at a bar where he ordered a German beer. ” Lithuanians make some impressive beers, having won numerous international awards for the subtle taste and high quality of the drink.
On the back of every pub toilet door (and believe me, I spend a lot of time in pub toilets) there seems to be a flyer for their 4th of July piss-up.
Whether a sign of creeping cultural imperialism or just an excuse to get bladdered on Bud Light and eat undercooked hotdogs, I'm unsure.
Once you say you’re from Lithuania, he nods with acknowledgement and orders a shot of vodka to demonstrate how well he knows your culture. ” No, vodka is not the national drink of Lithuania.
And always with our yellow, red, and green flags, our drums, our uniforms, our songs, and our loud chants. Lithuania has participated in the annual Eurovision Song Contest held amongst many of the active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union 14 times since 1994.
Here’s how it usually goes down: You’re standing by the bar and a hot guy approaches you.
He starts with the usual ice-breaker and asks where you’re from.
Balts, the ancestors of modern-day Lithuanians, were drinking mead thousands of years ago out of horns coated with metal.
While we’ve now moved from horns to crystal glasses, mead remains popular amongst Lithuanians, especially during weddings, birthdays, and national holidays where everyone cheers to each other’s health.