Kupalo festival (also Kupailo, Ivan Kupalo) is a Slavic celebration of ancient pagan origin marking the end of the summer solstice and the beginning of the harvest (midsummer). In Christian times, the church tried to suppress the tradition, substituting it with the feast day of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (24 June), but it remained firmly part of folk ritual as the festival of Ivan (John, from Saint John) Kupalo. Kupalo was believed to be the god of love and of the
In Memory of Miss Lusia Pavlychenko. Choreography: L. Pavlychenko; Adaptation: S. Koroliuk; Musical Arrangement: S. Kushniruk.
Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble, Saskatoon, Canada. Learn more about Ukrainian Dance Workshop Tour #video #transcarpathia #pavlychenko