TRADITION IN KONAVLE Summer Solstice, Stars and Serenity

Author(s):Olja Ljubišić Photographer(s): Igor Brautović, Udruga Trstika

Jumping over the fire, star observation, fun games and more, ensured great night in Lovorno, Konavle on St John's Day.  

Association Agritourism Konavle, Association of Technical Culture of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and Agritourism Kameni Dvori organized the event 'Konavle Under the Stars – Miraculous Universe' in Lovorno, Konavle with the support of Konavle Tourist Board.

Midsummer, also known as St John's Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. European midsummer-related holidays, traditions, and celebrations are pre-Christian in origin. (...) Although Midsummer is originally a pagan holiday, in Christianity it is associated with the nativity of John the Baptist, which is observed on the same day, June 24, in the Catholic, Ortodox and some Protestant churches. (Wikipedia)

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