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95th Lithuanian Independence Day
Page 2 - Keynote and Entertainment
Cleveland Ohio 2012
February 16, 2013

The Cleveland Lithuanian community gathered to celebrate the 95th anniversary of February 16, 1918 and the declaration of Lithuania's independence.

The program continued with a keynote address by Darius Sabaliunas.

Darius Sabaliunas

Darius Sabaliunas


Darius was born and raised in Klaipeda, Lithuania. He earned a Biology degree from the University of Vilnius and received a Master in 1993 from Cambridge University in England and a PhD from Lund University in Sweden.

Since 1999 he has been employed at Proctor and Gamble with assignments in Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, England and currently Cincinnati. Since 2004, he has been the president of the Cincinnati chapter of the Lithuanian-American community. He is a member of the Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Darius Sabaliunas

Darius Sabaliunas


His keynote address was given in Lithuanian and is available by request.

The next part of the program was led by Gytis Burakovas.

Gytis Burakovas

Gytis Burakovas


The first performance was by children from the Lithuanian Saturday School in Cleveland. They recited the the poem 'Vakaras su Lietumi.'

Lithuanian Saturday School students

Lithuanian Saturday School students

Lithuanian Saturday School students


Lithuanian Saturday School students


Lithuanian Saturday School students





Lithuanian Saturday School students


Lithuanian Saturday School students


Lithuanian Saturday School students


Izabele Rubinski danced a ballet titled "No Limits."

Izabele Rubinski danced a ballet at Lithuanian Independence Day

Izabele Rubinski





Izabele Rubinski danced a ballet at Lithuanian Independence Day



MC Gytis Burakovas tried to learn a few moves from Izabele.

Gytis Burakovas and Izabele Rubinski

Gytis Burakovas and Izabele Rubinski


The evening continued with other performances, good food and socializing.

Lina and Audrone Majorovas at piano

Daughter and mother Lina and Audrone Majorovas
(Lina Majorovaite and Audrone Majoroviene)



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