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2021.09.20 12:00

Celebrating autumn equinox in Kernavė the pagan way – photos

LRT.lt2021.09.20 12:00

A group of enthusiasts celebrated the beginning of astronomical autumn with bonfires and pagan rituals in Lithuania's Kernavė.

Autumn equinox, the point in the year when day and night are of equal duration, can fall between September 21 and 24.

Kernavė, now a small town in south east of the country, was a medieval capital of pre-Christian Lithuanian grand dukes. Its archeological sites and traditional celebrations attract visitors every year.

This time, the autumn equinox celebration on Saturday involved fire sculptures, light shows, traditional song and dance, and a procession across the site's many hillfort mounds.

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