Lithuanian National Culture Centre - Publications

Dance Day 2018



Lithuanian National Culture Centre produces around 20 publications of diverse form, purpose and content annually – books, magazines, sound and video recordings. A lot of them are repertoire for amateur art group leaders to use in their daily work or in preparation for major events such as Song Celebrations.

Another part of publications is intended to experts in culture and art, specialists of education and science and the general society. Some of the most important publications available for English speakers are the following:



“Lietuvių tautinis kostiumas” (Lithuanian National Costume)

“Metai už stalo. Kalendorinių švenčių ir sezoniniai valgiai” (The Year at the Table. Foods for Calendar Fests and Seasonal Cuisine)



Lithuanian Roots. An Overview of the Lithuanian Traditional Culture

The Lithuanians: an Ethnic Portrait



This scientific and cultural magazine specialises in ethnology. It has been published since 1988. The magazine was called "Liaudies kultūra" (Folk Culture) until 2019. It comes out 6 times a year, every two months (11 printer’s sheets, 88 pages, A4, illustrated).

The magazine presents research on Lithuanian archaeology, mythology, folklore, ethnography, folk music and dance, folk art and other spheres of ethnic culture, analyses the status and problems of contemporary Lithuanian national and ethnic culture, its regional expressions, cultural features of national minorities, the cultural movements of the 60s-80s related to ethnic culture, introduces the cultures of the Baltic region and the nations of the world, publicises sources of ethnological material and works of famous researchers of the cultures of the world.

The resumes of the articles are presented in English.

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The magazine is also published on the international EBSCO Publishing database (



It is an authentic series consisting of books, sound, video and electronic publications. Its main purpose is to introduce the most important, both still living and extinct national traditions described in the earliest sources. The series is constantly complemented with new pieces.

DVDs in the series:

“Lietuvio namai” (The Lithuanian’s House)

“Lietuvių tradiciniai dailieji amatai” (Lithuanian Traditional Fine Arts)

“Lietuvių kalendorinės šventės” (Lithuanian Calendar Celebrations)

“Lietuvių tradicinės dainos” (Lithuanian Traditional Songs)

“Lietuvių instumentinė muzika” (Lithuanian Instrumental Music)

“Lietuvių šokių tradicija" (Lithuanian Dance Tradition)

“Lietuvių tautinis kostiumas” (Lithuanian National Costume)

“Lietuvių tradiciniai valgiai” (Lithuanian Traditional Foods)



Photography album “The Millennium Song and Dance Celebration of Lithuania – the Song of the Centuries”

Documentary “The Millennium Song and Dance Celebration of Lithuania – the Song of the Centuries 2009” (DVD)

Documentary “The Earth in Blossom”. Reflections on Folklore Day from “The Millennium Song and Dance Celebration of Lithuania – the Song of the Centuries” (DVD)

“Songs of the Century” – records of the choral music evening from “The Millennium Song and Dance Celebration of Lithuania – the Song of the Centuries” (3 CDs)

Documentary "Viens, du, trys..." (One, Two, Three) – (non-traditional view on the 2007 Song Celebration “In the Circle of Life”, DVD)

Documentary “The Sun Rose in a Wheel” – created at the Folklore Day during the 2007 Song Celebration “In the Circle of Life” (DVD) 



This fundamental publishing project was started with the aim to publicise the most valuable, commonly-performed compositions of Lithuanian authors for choirs of mixed and equal voices, both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment, reflecting the evolution of choral music in Lithuania. Volumes already published:

Volume I, compositions until 1900

Volume II, compositions from 1900-1920

Volume III, compositions from 1920-1940

Volume IV, compositions from 1940-1960

Volume V, compositions from 1960-1972

Volume VI, compositions from 1973-1980

Volume VIII, compositions from 1990-1998

Volume VII, compositions from 1980-1990