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orthodoxwayoflife:    Belarusians place candles in the river while celebrating Ivan Kupala, the feast of St. John the Baptist, a traditional Slavic orthodox holiday celebrating the summer solstice, 270 kilometers south from Minsk in Turov early on July 7, 2010.  AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)  Photo by On Being

orthodoxwayoflife: “Belarusians place candles in the river while celebrating Ivan Kupala, the feast of St. John the Baptist, a traditional Slavic orthodox holiday celebrating the summer solstice,

A Belarussian in traditional clothing jumps over a fire while celebrating Ivan Kupala Night, a traditional Slavic holiday, marking midsummer, outside the town of Dobrush on June 24, 2010. During the celebration, originating in pagan times, people plait wreaths, jump over fires, and swim.

A Belarussian in traditional clothing jumps over a fire while celebrating Ivan…

Sobótki - Slavic summer solstice celebrations in Poland. Photos taken by Paweł Rotmański for the “Powiśle” Ensemble.

Sobótki - Slavic summer solstice celebrations in Poland. Photos taken by Paweł Rotmański for the “Powiśle” Ensemble.

Make Sun King crowns with your children to wear at a Midsummer Picnic (even if it's just in your garden).  http://rhythmofthehome.com/2013/06/celebrating-together-summer-solstice-traditions/

Celebrating Together :: Summer Solstice Traditions - Sun crowns for those who don't want flower garlands

Kupala Flowers

Kupala night, feast of fire, water and love

Pictured Kupala Night celebration in Belarus on a banks river Pripet near Turau city. Kupala Night, also known as Ivan Kupala Day, is celebrated in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia currently on the night of 6-7 July in the Gregorian or New Style calendar, which is 23-24 June in the Julian or Old Style calendar still used by many Orthodox Churches. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kupala_Night

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Ivan Kupala

Ivan Kupala

В ніч на Івана Купала~On the night of Midsummer (Ivan Kupala Day in Ukraine)

Kupala night, feast of fire, water and love

Belarus. Midsummer Magic | For many centuries the night of 6 July has been celebrated in Belarus (and some other neighbouring countries) as the Midsummer Night, or the night of Ivan Kupala.

Flower plaits on the water

Slavic costumes - early medieval Poland (picture from Rękawka festival in Kraków)

COSTUMES: early medieval Poland

Various Slavic costumes (with the focus on dresses, jewellery and accessories) and a few ones of noticeable Viking influences. All pictures are from Rękawka 2014 - the annual Slavic festival at the.

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