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Kupala Night is celebrated in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Russia currently on the night of 6/7 July. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of Pagan rituals. On Kupala day, youth jump over the flames of bonfires in a ritual testing of one’s bravery and faith.

Kupala Night is celebrated in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Russia currently on the night of 6/7 July. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of Pagan rituals. On Kupala day, youth jump over the flames of bonfires in a ritual testing of one’s bravery and faith.

The pagan solstice celebrations (Ivan Kupala night) are typical not only for Russia, but many Eastern European countries. The dates vary, but the not usually astronomically correct. In Russia it takes place on the night between 23 and 24 of June. Girls send the wreaths with candles floating down the river - if the wreath floats, you'll marry your lover; if it sinks - well... ;)

The pagan solstice celebrations (Ivan Kupala night) are typical not only for Russia, but many Eastern European countries. The dates vary, but the not usually astronomically correct. In Russia it takes place on the night between 23 and 24 of June. Girls send the wreaths with candles floating down the river - if the wreath floats, you'll marry your lover; if it sinks - well... ;)

Kupala Night in Russia  Every year Russia celebrates the oldest Slavic holiday, the Kupala Night. This celebration has its roots in paganism and relates to the summer solstice. On June 23-24, the Kaluga region once again revived the ancient pagan rituals of their Slavic ancestors, dancing in circles, singing special ritual songs, cooking traditional meals, jumping over bonfires and floating wreaths of flowers on the water.

Kupala Night in Russia Every year Russia celebrates the oldest Slavic holiday, the Kupala Night. This celebration has its roots in paganism and relates to the summer solstice. On June 23-24, the Kaluga region once again revived the ancient pagan rituals of their Slavic ancestors, dancing in circles, singing special ritual songs, cooking traditional meals, jumping over bonfires and floating wreaths of flowers on the water.

Eastern Viking/Rus/Slavic women's attire. It is important to understand that before the violently forced christianisation of our people, all of north and eastern european people shared the same kind of culture, which was reflected in similar clothing, philosophy, and legal/political system!!! Kram Jaromiry i Dalebory: suknia

Eastern Viking/Rus/Slavic women's attire. It is important to understand that before the violently forced christianisation of our people, all of north and eastern european people shared the same kind of culture, which was reflected in similar clothing, philosophy, and legal/political system!!! Kram Jaromiry i Dalebory: suknia

Slavic

Slavic

~many years after the fallout, the climate plunged, leaving our village with two choices. Now we don't talk about the others who chose to leave. Now we stick together in this unforgiving forest because  my father was a strong but stubborn man. Now, I can't remember a time when I didn't live in the kill frost zone.

~many years after the fallout, the climate plunged, leaving our village with two choices. Now we don't talk about the others who chose to leave. Now we stick together in this unforgiving forest because my father was a strong but stubborn man. Now, I can't remember a time when I didn't live in the kill frost zone.

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Slavic Tattoo inspired by embroidery

Slavic Tattoo inspired by embroidery

Українська краса

Українська краса

alien.II: Photo

alien.II: Photo