Add to favorite
 
7 July — The Day of Ivan Kupala (St. John Baptist's Day)



It is an old Slavic holiday, dating the pagan times. There used to be night revels, during which people performed different rites: herbs and flowers gathering, twining wreathes, divination, swimming. And there always was a huge fire, over which girls and guys were supposed to jump holding each others hands. According to the legend, only once a year the fern blooms, and it is said that the blooming fern makes ones wishes come true and helps to find a treasure.










Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian security service  Baikal  Russian festivals  children in Russia  Saint Petersburg Theatres  Exhibitions in Moscow  Depeche Mode  holiday  Kazan  Greenpeace  Sergey Bodrov Sr.  ArtExpoSpb  Naval Academy  Valery Gergiev  Irkutsk Region  Paleontology  Russian history  Russian ski resorts  Plastic Roads  Music Festivals  Painting  Russian Cinema  Kirov  Russian Literature  accident  Lev Yudin  Zarechny  Shartash  Sochi Olympics tickets  Usolye-Sibirskoye  Domodedovo  business  Novoulyanovsk  animals  train tickets for Russia  IT  Khakassia Reserve  Russian tourism  human rights  Russian business  Concerts in Moscow  Sokolniki  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Film Directors  Tula  Ballad of a Soldier  Murmansk  Moscow  Archeology  Moscow Region 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites