Midsummer (Joninės) in Kernavė

Midsummer scenes around Northern Europe make shy Lithuanians blush

Many of us are waiting for, probably, the most important holiday of summer. It’s like an answer to Christmas in winter. The latter are celebrated just after the shortest day in the year, whereas Midsummer or Saint John’s is remembered as a celebration of the longest day in the year. It was dedicated to the birthday of Saint John the Baptist in order to be adapted to Christianity. Translation agency Ars libri would like to share some stories on how Midsummer is celebrated around the world. […]