MĖNUO JUODARAGIS XXII festival will be held on the last weekend of Summer, August 27-30, 2020 at Dūburys lake island, Zarasai region, Lituania. The beautiful island is located 3 km Southeast of Antazavė, 13 km Northeast from Dusetos and 20 km West from Zarasai.
It is quiet and mostly natural, notable for its strong woody and spacious landscape, old trees and clear springs.
Lake Dūburys covers the area of 99.3 hectares and contains four islands. The events of the festival will take place in the largest of them (45 hectares) – the Astravas Island. There are several sandy beaches on the shores of the island. The lake is surrounded by the hydro-graphic reserve.
The island was home to a manor several hundred years ago. In time the ferry line was replaced by a levee and a road. Today, the island can be reached via a bridge. A watermill that was built on the out-flowing Rūra River has long since turned into ruin. The famous noble woman who had lived on the island has been commemorated with a wooden sculpture by the present owners of the island.
Powerful oaks, groves, rocks, and scenic landscapes hold many secrets and historical curiosities.
Photographer Kazimieras Šešelgis:
Coordinates of the island: – 55.788253, 25.962324.