Jorė is a traditional Lithuanian spring celebration at the end of April. In the pagan Lithuania it was the celebration of the worship of Ganiklis, the guardian of animals, and Joris, the guardian of verdancy. When the Christianity came to Lithuania, the celebration was associated with another event – Jurginės. In the past, during this day the owner would take out the animals from the barn, sprinkled them with holly water and hit with a branch of palm. Now during the Jorė celebration’s day various events, fairs and rituals are organized in Lithuania.

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