The Midsummer day
The Midsummer Day or “Jonines” in Lithuanian language is a big celebration with pagan roots on a shortest night during a year. It is held on the 24 th of June, the next day is free of work, a national holiday in Lithuania. During this festival people sing and dance, jump over the bonfires, greet the rising sun and wash the face in the morning dew. The biggest tradition is to look for a magic fern in blossom at midnight.
Main towns take part in the celebration offering nice concerts for free, which are usually held near the lakes or rivers. As well it is great occasion for grilling and barbeque.