Vilnius celebrates its birthday, congratulates São Paulo on its 465th anniversary
/ Updated: 2019.01.25 10:30
On 25 January, Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is celebrating its 696th birthday. On the same day, São Paulo marks its 465th anniversary. The population of São Paulo is estimated at over 12 million residents. It is the biggest city of Latin America.
More than 40,000 Lithuanians emigrated to Brazil in the first half of the last century. The local Lithuanians have also contributed to the economic and demographic growth of São Paulo.
In the evening of 16 February 2018, in token of friendship, São Paulo lit up five iconic objects in yellow, green, and red on the occasion of the centennial of the restoration of the state of Lithuania. Today, thanks to the efforts of Lithuania’s Consulate General in São Paulo, the city received a gift from Vilnius - a video greeting for São Paulo.