days until the 100th anniversary

On February 16th, 2018 the Republic of Lithuania celebrates 100 years since its Declaration of Independence. Here in Vilnius, we are counting down the days with a special nightly musical ceremony.

For 365 days
Until February 16th, 2018
Every evening of every day
At exactly 19:18

The Trumpeter of Independence will perform Lithuania’s second national anthem – “Lietuva brangi” ("My Dear Lithuania") from the window of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

Lithuania's road to independence was long and arduous. More than a decade before the 1918 Declaration of Independence, Lithuanian patriots met in today’s Vilnius Philharmonic Hall to develop a roadmap.

At the end of World War I, they found their opportunity. Independence was signed and declared in Vilnius on February 16th, 1918 – in the house at No. 26 Pilies Street.


Let’s Keep the Song Going
All Year Long!

Go Vilnius, the city’s international tourism and business development agency and creator of this initiative, in cooperation with the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, invites companies and individuals to sponsor The Trumpeter of Independence.

Sponsors will be gratefully acknowledged on this page by name and corporate logo or individual photo.

Gold Sponsors include those who are providing for at least one month of support.
Silver Sponsors include those who are providing from 1–3 weeks of support.

I would like to sponsor the
Trumpeter of Independence for:

Number of week(s)
(EUR 250/week)
Number of month(s)
(EUR 1000/month)

We thank the following sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

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