Symbols

09/24/2012

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Gedimino Pilis 

This is a symbol of the Gedimino Pilis which is a building that is significant to the Lithuanian culture. Mainly what this building symbolizes is the establshiment of Vilnius, the country's capital. This building was established in 1409 and still exists today. 

 
The Gedimino Pilis was built due to a dream Duke Gediminas had.

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Gedimino Pilis
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The Coat of Arms
Represents Grand Duke of Lithuania in the year 1366. It's called the Vytis which means the white knight. This symbol is placed on coins, official documents, and postage stamps
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The Lithuanian Flag 
All the colors have different meanings.
The yellow symbolizes sun, light, and goodness. The green represents beauty of nature and the red represents courage and blood shed for Lithuania's freedom .

Culture Blog:
I believe that Lithuania and the United States have closely related symbols.  The flags both in Lithuania and the United States are valued similarly because they both symbolize the struggle for independence. The Lithuanian flag along with the American flag represent the people that died for their country and the blood shed for independence. The Coat of Arms also seems similar to the American culture because just like the Eagle, the Coat of Arms is placed on coins, official documents, and postage stamps. Also, the Gedimino pilis, a tower in Lithuania, represents the capital of the country similarly to the White House in the United States. Although Lithuania has symbols I have never seen before, their symbols represent their nationalism just as the American symbols do.