Singing and dancing, as well as involving into various rituals, during the shortest night of the year have been a strong tradition in Lithuania, as well as many other countries, since prehistoric times. The contemporary lifestyle has incorporated Joninės, as we call the Midsummer Night in Lithuania, into our summers. June 24 is a public holiday, so expect quite a few happy people in various parts of the city on the night before. For traditional events, check what the Kaunas Forts have to offer, ass well as the Open-Air Museum of Lithuania. A contemporary celebration will be held in a former gunpowder warehouse in Šančiai neighbourhood.