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The Feast of Herbs during Midsummer Day
Date: on 22th of June
Organization: Laboratory of Economic Botany of Nature Research Centre
The employees from Laboratory of Economic Botany of Nature Research Centre organized the Feast of Herbs during the Midsummer Day in Verkiai (Vilnius).
From olden times the Midsummer Day was called the Feast of the DEWS (in Lithuanian RASOS) but in later times it was started to celebrate as the Feast of St. John. It was believed that plants collected on the eve of this day possess magic powers to heal, bring luck and foretell the future. Indeed the flowering plants gathered in these days accumulated the highest contents of biological active compounds and are most valuable for healing purposes.
The exposition of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) was arranged. The participants of the feast could introduce to MAP flowering in midsummer and to teach how…
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