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The standout equinox tradition, which dates back to pagan times, is undoubtedly the burning of reed sculptures. The best places to enjoy it are Juodkrantė, Vilnius, and Kaunas. It’s a truly magical experience that will stay with you for a long time afterwards.
If you believe that astronomy is a purely modern phenomenon, you’re sorely mistaken. People have been observing the heavens and reading celestial signs for many centuries. Many believe that our ancestors had a stronger connection with the stars than we do, even today. After all, if you live in a city, it’s often hard to notice even a single star up above, let alone an entire constellation. It’s no less surprising that Lithuanians have long celebrated the autumn equinox – that mystical time of year when day and night, at first, become equal in length, and the balance then starts to tip in the latter’s favour. The standout equinox tradition, which dates back to pagan times, is undoubtedly the burning of reed sculptures. The best places to enjoy it are Juodkrantė, Vilnius, and Kaunas. It’s a truly magical experience that will stay with you for a long time afterwards.