In 1323, on January 25th, Duke Gediminas sent one of his famous letters, as if illuminating this little-known northern land to the eyes of Europeans, and permanently placing Vilnius on the map of the Old Continent. This date is now considered the birthday of Vilnius.

Vilnius’ birthday is celebrated brightly every year – during the Vilnius Light Festival.

Modern light installations, new media art and the synthesis of architecture and light transform The Old Town and the central part of the city. Streets, squares and public spaces are flooded with spectacular lights, revealing all the charm of Vilnius city.

Let’s celebrate the birthday of Vilnius just as this wonderful city of Gediminas deserves.