Yaga Gathering festival in Lithuania
Yagais an open-air event held in Lithuania in a lakeside area surrounded byDzukijaforests. The eventwas started in 2003 by a group of friends who wanted to create a location where people could make apositive difference, have fun, feel accepted, and be more connected.Yagamaintained its core ideals. Itis now sponsored annually by around 180 artists, 150 volunteers, a dedicated organizational team, andthe encouragement of families, long-term friends, and partners.Yagais committed to a multifaceted array of creative genres, including performance, installation,video, and music at its core.Yagaseeks to promote positive change in individuals, communities, andgreater society by establishing a utopian playground and fostering interactions, self-exploration, andartistic expression.Transformation is a vital component ofYaga's fabric. In Sanskrit,Yagaimplies sacrifice—an individual process of self-realization in which voluntary and involuntary abandonments are made, recognized, accepted, and transformed into future benefits.
The event grounds are 60 kilometres south of Vilnius, near a lake and a small river. The location is surrounded by beautiful Dzukijas woodlands and has a nearby water source where everyone can fill their bottles with fresh spring water.