Evenings are almost always spent with family, often over dinner, while weekends
(Saturday-Sunday) and vacations, especially summer vacations, tend to be more diverse.
During these times every individual and every family has their own idea of how to
spend the money they worked hard for. For many young single people going out to
a bar, restaurant, or dancing with friends is a common activity, but even amongst
these young people, spending time with family is common. During the summer months
it seems everyone wants to get outside, even if just to go shopping.
Lithuanians tend to identify as Lithuanians, an identity
that is first and foremost based on their ethnicity. However, the people and country
have a long history and over time the people have developed a distinct history,
language, and culture. This culture is more pronounced to differentiate the people
from some of their past affiliations with Russia and Poland. The ethnic minorities
in the country also tend to first identify with their ethnicity, but the number
of minorities in the country is small and generally consists of Poles, Russians,