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2021 year of Lithuanian Tatar History and Culture

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2020 02 06

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The representatives of Tatar nongovernmental organizations gathered 4 February 2020 in the Department of National Minorities to discuss an action plan for year 2021 – the year of Tatar history and culture in Lithuania. 

The meeting members shared their ideas, discussed nongovernmental organizations’ partnership and cooperation possibilities with state institutions to commemorate the year of Tatar history and culture.

10 October 2019 the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania adopted resolution No. XIII-2471 declaring 2021 the Year of Lithuanian Tatar History and Culture.

The year 2021 was declared the Year of Lithuanian Tatar History and Culture as it marks 700 years since the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas formed a union with Tatars. The resolution of the Seimas underlines that the Lithuanian Tatar community has made a significant contribution to the history and culture of Lithuania and the restoration of its statehood. The Tatar community made its life in Lithuania and became part of its history.

The Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania together with the Ministry of Culture shall draft and table to the Government a plant for commemorating the year of   Lithuanian Tatar history and culture.