Day of the Book Smugglers in Lithuania
Day of the Book Smugglers in Lithuania is held on March 16. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
The Knygnešiai or 'Book Smugglers' are a group of people that risked life and limb to preserve their language and national identity through smuggling contraband literature. They defied a ban issued by the Russians from 1866 to 1904 that attempted to replace Latin orthography with Cyrillic.
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