When is the day of Ivan Kupala?
The holiday of Ivan Kupala appeared as a result ofcombining pagan and Christian customs. In Christianity, this date is associated with the birth of Ivan the Baptist, and paganism celebrates this summer solstice.
How to spend the day of Ivan Kupala
When is the day of Ivan Kupala? This magical night comes from the sixth to the seventh of July. As legends say, just on this night a fern blooms, trees move from place to place, animals talk, and herbs acquire a special, miraculous power. Kupala night will help you discover your future. Girls who are alone, this night get the opportunity to bewitch their chosen one, having run three times around the rye field.
An indispensable adornment of the girl on this wonderful night must be a wreath. In it are interwoven Bogoroditskaya grass, burdock, Ivan-da-marya and bear ear.
The main entertainment of the evening is jumping over the fire. It is believed that this will help rid the body of various ailments, and the soul - with envy. In addition, there were fortunetelling, in which the girls threw wreaths into the river. And the most courageous were sent to search for a magical blossoming fern, hoping to get all the riches of the Earth. In addition, on the night of Ivan Kupala's feast, the ancestors sang songs, arranged dances and choreographed.