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Hill of Weddings


The Eastern part of the town is famous for the Kloviniai Pond and the Hill of Weddings nearby, drawing visitors with its original wooden sculptures. It has became a tradition for newly-weds to visit this park of fifteen oak sculptures illustrating the wedding ceremonies and rituals. Sculptures have been carved by the skilful folk carving artists, when in 1987 they gathered together from all around Lithuania to the republican folk artists camp in Utena, initiated by Folk Art Society. Antanas Laurinavičius is the architect of the composition. In autumn of 2011, the folk artist Pranas Kaziūnas renovated all the sculptures representing the old wedding ceremonies.