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2019-01-09
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Midsummer's Day (Rasos Feast), 23 June, 2019 2019-06-10
 

 

Rasos feast in Kernavė, 23rd of June, 2019
Ancient Summer Solstice rituals. Traditional feast of the shortest night – Summer Solstice. Pyres will be burning all night, make your own traditional flower wreath and flow it in the river for good fortune, find a fern blossom, learn your future from a soothsayer, dance and sing around the fire and greet the first sun at the dawn.


Program


At the town center
12.00 Traditional craftsmen fair


On the hillforts
20.00 Fortune telling at the Great Kupolė, ritual circle formations, group singing on the Pilies hillfort
21.40 Rituals of the setting Sun on the Pilies Hillfort
22.20 Lighting first at the altar
23.00 Lighting of the great Pyre and smaller lights on all hillforts
23.00 Night dancing on the Pilies hillfort
1.00 Wreath floating in the Neris River
4.30 Greeting of the dawning Sun and bathing in the dew

 

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