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Social Life in Lithuania

Behavior

The Lithuanians are very well aware of the world around them as well as the differences in opinions and behaviors. Because of this they are quite understanding of various cultures and foreigners so odd behaviors are generally accepted (but not encouraged).

Your behavior should begin with modesty as being loud, rude, showing off wealth, or dressing provocatively will get you stares. Likewise, placing yourself above others or boasting is viewed negatively.

As a visitor to Lithuania, just try to follow the lead of the locals by dressing in like manner (see below for details), dining in the local etiquette (see our Lithuania Dining & Food Page), and avoid sensitive conversation topics, such as politics, finances, and business unless initiated by your local counterpart.

Dress

The traditional dress in Lithuania varied significantly from region to region, but there were a number of similarities across the regions. For women, the traditional clothing consisted of a loose-fitting white shirt a long skirt that reached to the ground, an apron, and a vest. The base of these clothing items was generally white, but the colors on top of them could be any color. For men the traditional clothing was based on a simple pair of pants, a shirt, and a vest. Of course coats were also common during the long cold winters.

Today traditional clothing in Lithuania is only worn by a small group of people for special occasions. Most people wear modern western-styled clothing on a regular basis today. As a visitor to Lithuania you are free to wear nearly anything, but the Lithuanians are a bit on the conservative side so if in doubt, error on the side of modesty.

This page was last updated: November, 2013