PROGRAM

Midsummer’s Eve / St. John’s / Rasos festival of 2019

THE PROGRAM

 

June 29th, Saturday

ATTENTION! Due to the heat wave we move the Saturday’s program 2 hours later. 

From 15:00 17:00  Arrival, registration, finding your accommodation, wreath weaving

17:00 19:00 Beginning of the feast by the river:

  • ceremony at the GATES of the feast
  • snacking at a buffet table (snacks brought by the participants)
  • welcoming the participants
  • greetings to those named Jonas (John), Janina (Jane) and Rasa

 

18:30 20:30 Meadow of Kupolė (Maypole / Midsummer pole)

  • singing, herb picking for MAGICAL KUPOLĖ, future-telling with flowers
  • making flower wreaths, throwing them on the Kupolė pole

 

20:00 22:00 Sacrum rituals in the oak wood

 

20:30 22:30 Continuation of the feast by the river

  • setting the bonfire
  • joint feast table of cakes served by all participants
  • circle dances and dancing by the bonfire

 

22:30 23:30  Fire rituals:

 

23:30 00:30 The Fern Blossom

  • the legend of the FERN BLOSSOM
  • seaeching for the fern “treasure”

 

From 00.00 Midnight feasting by the bonfire

  • night dances
  • songs and tea by the bonfire

June 30th, Sunday

  • washing faces in the morning dew
  • from 9:00, breakfast by the river
  • GREETINGS OF THE SUN with songs
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Performance of folk ensemble “Dijūta” on “Lithuanian Emigration and Folklore”. Presented by Rūta Žarskienė. CDs and publications by the ensemble will be available for purchase.
  • tidying up the area of the festivities
  • thanks and barbeque for the volunteers

Have a nice Summer!