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2012.08.24

Mėnuo Juodaragis is one of the first Lithuanian festivals to present its own interactive application for smart phones using Android OS. Read more >>

2012.08.21

Press release 2012-08-16

The 15th independent post-folk festival "Mėnuo Juodaragis" invites to touch the pagan heart of the Baltics again. The very last Summer weekend - August 24-26 it will come back to Zarasai, North-Eastern Lithuania, the beautiful Zarasai lake island, welcoming the best original artists from European countries and homeland.

2012.08.08

The 15 Mėnuo Juodaragis introduces yet another item in the Festival’s programme – night of poetry, dreamy and clear as the flight of a bird. The verses will be read by seven young and creative poets. Read more >>
 

2012.08.08

This year, the young visitors of the Festival will have many activities to choose from including lessons, lectures, workshops and animation– most of them will cover the topic of birds. Read more >>

2012.07.19

In the festival of Baltic culture and music Mėnuo Juodaragis, lectures are an important part of the programme visited by numerous listeners eager to hear prominent speakers from the fields of science and culture. The education and culture section of the Festival’s programme is not merely a supplement to the live performances, but a major forge of ideas and knowledge, highlighting the main theme of the Festival and its mission to study Baltic culture, history and nature. This year, speakers will focus on birds – both living in the wilderness and in music and mythology – as well as on the human dream of flight and the history of Lithuanian aviation.

2012.07.19

During the 15th Mėnuo Juodaragis Festival, the lovers of sports, puzzles and running will have an opportunity to prove themselves in the orienteering competition. It is a game of fun, resolution and speed. Each visitor will receive a compass and a map of the Festival area and Zarasai town and will have to use them to find control points marked on the map.
 

2012.07.13

Bicycles are regarded very highly in Mėnuo Juodaragis Festival. It is both one of the smartest and environmentally friendly inventions of humanity and a very useful means to get about the island during the entire Festival.

The tradition of the MJR tribe to travel to Zarasai by bikes has become very strong throughout the years. The 15th Festival is no exception and we are inviting the toughest visitors to join the costless and environmentally friendly trip to the Festival site relying only on your own endurance, enjoying the beautiful hills and valleys of Lithuania all the way to the North Eastern edge of the country and thus drinking the unique bucket of MJR experience to the bottom.

2012.07.13

The islands of two lakes – Zarasas and Kretuonas – were united on the occasion of the 15th Mėnuo Juodaragis festival. The Great Island of Lake Kretuonas is one huge bird nest on the water – it is a breeding place for several species of seagulls as well other seabirds and shorebirds. We visited the island with the crew from the Lithuanian Ringing Centre and helped them ring seagulls. This year, 15 young herring gulls were adorned with the rings of the 15th MJR festival.

2012.07.13

With a goal of exploring the theme of birds of the 15th Mėnuo Juodaragis festival as thoroughly as possible, we have been working with the Lithuanian Ornithological Society that will also take part in the Festival and share their knowledge of birds.

2012.07.13

As always, an improvised football field will be set up on the beach near the Festival entrance. Kickers will compete for a prestigious Horn of Mėnuo Juodaragis XV!

 

2012.07.13

Mėnuo Juodaragis festival is glad to introduce the most famous Ukrainian world music band Dakha Brakha, which is known for stage explosions of true primal ethno-chaos. Through unique reconstruction of emotional folk songs, Dakha Brakha creates surprisingly intimate and innovative music. Recently Dakha Brakha have become one of the most famous Ukrainian post-folklore bands and spend their summers representing the culture of their nation in the most outstanding festivals across the world.Dakha Brakha videos:

2012.07.13

Mėnuo Juodaragis proudly presents the gallery of thematic Easter eggs! The competition turned out very popular and colourful. Thank you all for participation, for cosmic eggs, best wishes and the effort of taking pictures of your work.