There are more than 80 different wooden carvings in a forest in Juodkrante, Lithuania called the Hill of Witches (“Raganu kalnas”). The project started in 1979 and is now a public trail that takes walkers through a collection of myths and legends from Lithuanian folklore.
On June 24th, each year, people sing and dance to bring in the midsummer. The celebrations date back to pagan beliefs but after Christianity came to Lithuania the festivities became known as the Saint Jonas’ Festival.
In Pure Spirit
Do you like the art? Would you take part in the Saint Jonas’ Festival and dance between these carvings?
Photo credits: Jodi Le Bigre