“And the colors of the vegetation already appear, as if the entire color palette blends into the environment. That equalization of day and night – the equalization of the daylight hours with the dark hours of the day – is really important for nature. September is the most colorful month,” said L. Klimka.
He said that according to long-term averages, deep frosts started around the autumnal equinox.
“It’s here in our climate zone. Well, people used to mark such a turning point in nature in their own way. Most probably, Lithuanians in ancient times named the equinox as St. Matt’s day. Because there are such proverbs – St. Matthew’s day is a little earlier – on September 21.
It was said that since St. On Matthew’s Day, the water has cooled down, you can’t swim anymore, you can’t catch crayfish while wading, because it’s already dangerous for your health – you can catch a cold,” the climatologist said on the air of Žiniai radio.
According to him, after St. Matthew’s day people and warmer hats began to search.
“It’s such natural changes, of course, that already forces a person to prepare for them. All the work will be under the roof already,” he said on the air of the News radio program “Ryto Espresso”.
And the day of Baltic unity, according to him, is a very important reminder of the 1236 battle of Žemaitsi with the knights of the sword order.
“And during that battle, the unity of the white tribes manifested itself very clearly. The Baltic tribes, which were enslaved by the swordsmen, already refused to support the swordsmen during that battle and went over to the side of the Lithuanians and Žemaitsians.
That victory was shared by the white tribes. Thus, remembering those very old, but very important events for our history, the Day of White Unity is celebrated,” said climatologist L. Klimka.