Lithuania in the News
19th June 2010
Up to 6 Million Visitors Expected to Lithuania’s Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai
Lithuanian girls in folk costume and visitors in front of
Lithuania’s pavilion. Photo courtesy
Lithuania’s pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, has become a firm favourite with visitors. Since Expo 2010 opened on May 1, 2010, already more than a million visitors have visited Lithuania’s pavilion. With visitors averaging 37,000 a day, the stream of visitors to Lithuania’s pavilion has surpassed original estimates by a huge margin. So much so, that up to 6 million visitors are expected to visit Lithuania’s pavilion during the six month period that Expo 2010 will be open.
Chinese visitors are showing a keen interest in things Lithuanian, from taking part in Lithuanian dances to trying out traditional Lithuanian dishes. A firm favourite is making a wish standing on the “miracle tile”, which has been specially brought to Shanghai from the Cathedral Square in Vilnius. And of course everyone wants to try their hand at basketball!

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