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The Hill of Crosses near Siauliai was formed on Jurgaiciai mound, which was considered a holy place. It is believed that the first crosses were left on the Hill by the relatives of rebels killed in the uprising of 1831, but the Hill of Crosses is mentioned in written sources only since 1850. The erection of crosses on the hill in great numbers began in 1863, when the Tsarist authorities banned the installation of crosses not only by the roadsides, but also in cemeteries. The history also tells us that many crosses appeared in the end of the nineteenth century after the apparition of the Holy Virgin Mary with baby Jesus. It was she, they say, who encouraged people to build crosses in this place.
In Soviet times, the erection of crosses was not tolerated, and the hill became a non-desirable, even forbidden place, opposing the Soviet ideology. On the night of 5 April 1961 all crosses were bulldozed and crushed, and then pushed downhill. Wooden crosses were burned right on the spot, metal ones were taken to the metal scrap and melted, and concrete and stone ones were crushed with crushers and used for road construction. After the first devastation, later the Hill of Crosses was periodically devastated for four more times. However, the more fervently the hill was being destroyed, the more powerfully it would be rebuilt. People were stubbornly bringing crosses at night, despite the dangers, prohibitions and persecutions of authorities. The Hill of Crosses became a symbol of an unshakable faith in the people, their sufferings and hopes. #hillofcrosses #lithuania

Helping someone prep for IBI has me reminiscing about the summer a bit. .
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#Lithuania #hillofcrosses #travelgram #travel #summer

Left for Russia this morning and made a pit stop at the Hill of Crosses! We have a 17hr train ride tonight, so I'll catch you on the flip side. #kateinklaipeda #gfustudyabroad #saltfall17 #hillofcrosses

Well this was different..... Crazy to think these hundreds of thousands of #crosses represent so many people's #prayers and #wishes #hillofcrosses #lithuania

The Hill of Crosses is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. Over 100,000 crosses.#hillofcrosses #thehillofcrosses #lithuania

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Nowhere else in the world you will find such a place – where so many crosses are brought by people on the hill, embraced by legends, and fables. The Hill of Crosses is a unique sacral place, amazing and the only one of its size and history in the world.
#lithuania #siauliai #hillofcrosses

십자가언덕➕✝️
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샤울레이 1박2일 여행
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샤울레이 버스역에있는 칠리피카 cilipica절대가지마세오!🤦🏻‍♀️ 증말별루에오🤦🏻‍♀️ 맛없고 점원이 주문못받고 손님을 무시🤷🏻‍♀️
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#샤울레이 #시아울리아이 #리투아니아 #십자가언덕 #샤울레이십자가언덕 #siauliai #hillofcrosses #lithuania #europe #유럽여행 #동유럽 #동유럽여행 #daily #travel #1박2일여행 #에어비앤비 #cilipica

Tähän päivään sisältyi käytin Ristikukkulalla ja Latvian puolella Riikassa. Tässä jotakin kuvia molemmista kohteista. Kolme ensimmäistä on Ristikukkulalta ja loput Latviasta. #hillofcrosses #lithuania #siauliai #latvia #riiga #riika #🇱🇹 #🇱🇻 #december2017 #balticcountries

Mosaic - look on profile 🇱🇹 I got to Lithuania 5 days ago, and my first stop was Siauliai. Got invited by great hosts who shared a bit of their life with me. They brought me to the "Hill of Crosses". Hill is a big word for what is it, but it was quite impressive to see all those crosses in that small area. It used to be a pilgrimage place, and it represent now the fight of Lithuanian for liberty after long years of occupation by different rulers. Some people even bring their cross when they got married. .
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#hillofcrosses #Lithuania #Siauliai #hitchhiking #eurotrip #voyagezvotrevie #wanderlust #travelblog #igtravel #traveling #exploring #frenchfolk #baltics #passionpasseport #voyage #neverstopexploring #picoftheday #history #memory #freedom

Mosaic - look on profile 🇱🇹 I got to Lithuania 5 days ago, and my first stop was Siauliai. Got invited by great hosts who shared a bit of their life with me. They brought me to the "Hill of Crosses". Hill is a big word for what is it, but it was quite impressive to see all those crosses in that small area. It used to be a pilgrimage place, and it represent now the fight of Lithuanian for liberty after long years of occupation by different rulers. Some people even bring their cross when they got married. .
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#hillofcrosses #Lithuania #Siauliai #hitchhiking #eurotrip #voyagezvotrevie #wanderlust #travelblog #igtravel #traveling #exploring #frenchfolk #baltics #passionpasseport #voyage #neverstopexploring #picoftheday #history #memory #freedom

Mosaic - look on profile 🇱🇹 I got to Lithuania 5 days ago, and my first stop was Siauliai. Got invited by great hosts who shared a bit of their life with me. They brought me to the "Hill of Crosses". Hill is a big word for what is it, but it was quite impressive to see all those crosses in that small area. It used to be a pilgrimage place, and it represent now the fight of Lithuanian for liberty after long years of occupation by different rulers. Some people even bring their cross when they got married. .
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#hillofcrosses #Lithuania #Siauliai #hitchhiking #eurotrip #voyagezvotrevie #wanderlust #travelblog #igtravel #traveling #exploring #frenchfolk #baltics #passionpasseport #voyage #neverstopexploring #picoftheday #history #memory #freedom

Visited Hill Of Crosses and Riga. A lot of little streets and great history #latvia #letland #Latvija #Riga #hillofcrosses #threebrothers #lionsgate #roadtripbalticstates #balticstates

三時の夕日と虹とチョコ。すべての運が味方したシャウレイの旅。

#20171212 #リトアニア #lithuania #シャウレイ #十字架の丘 #hillofcrosses #siauliai #rūtašokoladas #リトアニア留学生活117日目

Went out last night and my bartender was from Lithuania! It reminded me that I never posted my pictures from the Hill of Crosses. The energy here was palpable. Eerie and beautiful at the same time. #lithuania #hillofcrosses #atlasobscura

Day six: We've arrived in Lithuania and paid a visit to the Hill of Crosses. Hundreds of thousands of crosses. One of the most incredible places I've visited, and a rather eerie atmosphere in the cold and snow. #lithuania #hillofcrosses #travel #pirretsdothebaltics #siauliai #baltic #balticstates #travelphotos #crosses #europe #europetravel #roadtrip #amazing

But first let me take a dab 😂🔥 #hillofcrosses

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