On July 17, Jolanta Budriūnienė, director of the Lithuanian Studies Research Department of National Library of Lithuania, participated in World Lithuanian Unity Day. This year the celebration took place in Ukmergė region, at the mansion of the first Lithuanian President Antanas Smetona.
The event brought together many Lithuanians living abroad, as well as honorary guests from Lithuanian Parliament, the Government, and foreign embassies residing in Lithuania. A carved crucifix by folk artist Alekas Eugenijus Kulvietis, a gift from the organizer of the event, the Lithuanian World Community, to Smetona’s homeland, was unveiled. Several art exhibitions by Lithuanian diaspora representatives were also opened.
Lithuanian Studies Research Department National Library of Lithuania