Istorijos pakartojimai: vasario 16-osios 100-metis ir Baltijos kelio 30-metis

Sklaidos publikacijos / Dissemination publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Lietuvių kalba / Lithuanian
Istorijos pakartojimai: vasario 16-osios 100-metis ir Baltijos kelio 30-metis
Alternative Title:
Repeating history: centenary of 16 february and 30th anniversary of the Baltic way
In the Journal:
Būdas. 2020, Nr. 4 (193), p. 12-21
Atminties kultūra; Baltijos kelias; Baltijos kelio 30-metis; Kolektyvinė atmintis; Lietuva; Minėjimai; Nacionalinės šventės; Nepriklausomybės diena; Tapatybė; Valstybinės šventės; Vasario 16-osios 100-metis.
30th anniversary of the Baltic Way; Centenary of 16 February; Collective memory; Commemorations; Identity; Independence Day; Lithuania; Memory culture; National holidays; Public holidays; The Baltic Way.
Summary / Abstract:

ENIn 2018, the Lithuanian people celebrated the centenary of the independent Republic of Lithuania. On this occasion, many events were organised in the cities and villages; everyone participated in concerts and parades, historical buildings were illum inated with lights in the colours of the Lithuanian national flag. The same rituals of the re-actualisation of history were held also in the Republics of Latvia and Estonia. 2019 saw the com m em oration of another date from modern history - the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact betw een the Soviet Union and Germany, signed in 1939. This pact and its secret protocols divided Eastern Europe into spheres of influence and led to the occupation of the Baltic States. In 1989, the national movements of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia organised a political action called the Baltic Way. About two million people formed a human chain from Vilnius to Tallinn dem onstrating their wish to restore independence. While standing in the Baltic Way, holding hands and singing folk songs, they were happy that finally they could overcome anxiety, they could express their national identity and Baltic solidarity. The action was so visually stunning and em otionally captivating, that some people decided to repeat it after 30 years, in 2019. A ccording to philosopher Leonidas Donskis. nationalism was liberating in the 20th century, and it is still im portant in the 21st century. This ideology still encourages people to be actors in m odern history, and also calls them to take part in the sym bolical events - repetitions of history. [From the publication]

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