25 Jun 2018

St. Johns Day, or From Dusk Till Dawn

St. John's Day (or Rasos, Kupolė) is one of the most important celebrations in Lithuania and neighboring Latvia. Summer Solstice is celebrated everywhere: from grand public events to private parties, everybody puts on a wreath of flowers or oak leaves (especially if you are Jonas (John) or Janina (Jane)) and marks this special day, this peak of summer.


This year I celebrated this special day (or night, to be more precise) with my close friends. Even tough it was raining from time to time, sitting by our spectacular bonfire, singing, and talking all night was indeed a pleasant experience! Our tasty BBQ burgers (many thanks to Evaldas, who is indeed a master chef!) melted in our mouths and filled our bellies with warmth. With a pint of beer and heart full of songs we were more than ready to stay awake and wait for the clock to strike midnight! 

























Photos © Things I Like, Paulius

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