Lithuanians are reserved people with respect for tradition. They generally will not go out of their way to greet someone they do not know; people on public conveyances do not look directly at someone else unless they are friends and generally give up their seats to their elders. Men always shake the hands of male friends when they meet in a café or on the street but never inside a door. This is one of many superstitions, which include not whistling indoors for fear of calling little devils and not sitting at the corner of a table if one wishes to marry soon.
The official language of Lithuania is Lithuanian, one of the two remaining languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European languages. Some Russian and Polish spoken but is not particularly well-received.
Lithuania is mainly Roman Catholic (90 percent), with some Lutherans and a few members of other churches. The Jewish population was almost completely erased between 1941 and 1944.
Lithuania Travel Information
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