European Cultural Days of the ECB

Illuminated Lithuania

Following in the footsteps of “Inspiring Spain” in 2017, the European Cultural Days of the ECB will this year showcase some of Lithuania’s outstanding cultural achievements.

In 2018 Lithuania celebrates the centenary of the restoration of its independence, and what better way to mark this important milestone than through a programme of musical events. Three concerts will feature both traditional and contemporary music.

23 August 2018

Europa Open Air
Weseler Werft, Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Radio Symphony will perform a programme of Lithuanian pieces under the baton of the world-renowned conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

25 September 2018

Charity event concert
Paulskirche, Frankfurt

This alternative jazz concert is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania independence, featuring the award-winning a cappella group Jazz Island and acclaimed accordion player Jonas Vozbutas.

16 October 2018

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Alte Oper Frankfurt

The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, one of the most distinguished and internationally acclaimed Lithuanian orchestras, will showcase some of the country’s most prized classical and contemporary music.

Artistic Director: Sergej Krylov
Conductor: Martynas Stakionis

For more details on how to attend the Cultural Days events, see our flyer (EN and DE).

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About the Cultural Days

The European Union (EU) has its foundations in shared ideas and values, while also being home to a rich and varied array of cultures, made up of the traditions of the individual countries and regions. The EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB provide an opportunity to celebrate this “unity in diversity”.


Mario Draghi, President of the ECB

“Working together to enhance awareness of a country’s cultural heritage that is part of our roots and our identity offers a good opportunity to educate and prepare future generations, who will have a key role in strengthening cohesiveness and community spirit and in deciding the way in which the European institutions will develop. The mission of the EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS fully meets this aim.”

Each year, the EUROPEAN CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB focus on a different Member State of the European Union. Towards the end of the year Frankfurt am Main becomes the setting for many high-quality artistic performances, ranging from music, dance and theatre to art lectures and exhibitions, literary events and films, as well as events for children. The ECB organises the CULTURAL DAYS together with the national central bank of the featured country and with the support of its many partners, who are committed to promoting European arts and culture.

Past events since 2003

Spain 2017
Thank you, Spain!

Malta 2015
Thank you, Malta!

Latvia 2013
Thank you, Latvia!

Italy 2011
Thank you, Italy!

Romania 2009
Thank you, Romania!

Greece 2007
Thank you, Greece!


Germany 2016
Thank you, Germany!

Bulgaria 2014
Thank you, Bulgaria!

France 2012
Thank you, France!

Netherlands 2010
Thank you, Netherlands!

European Union 2008
Thank you, Europe!

Austria 2006
Thank you, Austria!

Hungary 2005
Thank you, Hungary!

Poland 2004
Thank you, Poland!

Portugal 2003
Thank you, Portugal!