St. John’s Day customs

 

Duration: 1–1,5 hour

For: everyone

Moderator: head of educations E. Petrauskaitė

 

Location: the Museum of Prienai Region, 13 F. Martišiaus St, Prienai

Visiting time: a visit can be prearranged by calling +370 656 37554

Fee: 5 euro

 

One of the most anticipated and popular summer holidays in Lithuania is St. John’s Day, otherwise known as the Dew Holiday, Rasa and Kupolė. The shortest night of the summer is full of fun and merriment, spells and ceremonies. During educational activity you will learn about the customs of St. John’s Day, doming, spells, and sacrifices for Thunder. We will remember how to weave a wreath from the verdures. This is a great emotional charge while waiting for St. John’s Day!

 

 

This is a great emotional charge while waiting for St. John’s Day!

 

The museum is closed during the following holidays:

 

• January 1st. – New Year

• February 16th – Lithuanian State Restoration Day
• March 11th. – Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania
• St. Easter (Sunday and Monday).
• May 1st. – International Labour Day
• Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May
• The first Sunday in June – Father’s Day
• June 24th. – St. John’s Day (Dew and Midsummer’s Day)
• July 6th – Statehood Day (Coronation of King Mindaugas)
• August 15th. – Assumption day (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
• November 1st. – All Saints Day
• December 24th. – Christmas Eve
• December 25 – 26. Christmas

 

Day before public holidays, the museum closes 1 hour earlier.