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Kupala Girls  Belarusian girls in traditional costumes jump the fire on Ivan Kupala Night, a Slavic holiday originating in pagan times. (Turov, Belarus.) Photo: Viktor Drachev / AFP / Getty Images

Kupala Girls Belarusian girls in traditional costumes jump the fire on Ivan Kupala Night, a Slavic holiday originating in pagan times.

kupala night - Google Search

kupala night - Google Search

Slavic Pagans in modern Croatia

Slavic Pagans in modern Croatia

Summer Solstice in Turov, Belarus. Phote: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

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Turov, Belarus: A man takes part in the Ivan Kupala festival which celebrates the summer solsticePhotograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

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

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

Bonfires to protect the family, coven or land through the winter darkness - bale fire, to erase mistakes and negativity - torches to honor the dead - extinguish all fires then kindle new fire for a fresh start with the new year. Photo by Yonks

Праздник Ивана Купала, национальные костюмы, фотограф Фролов Дмитрий

Праздник Ивана Купала, национальные костюмы, фотограф Фролов Дмитрий

иван купала в россии - Google Search

иван купала в россии - Google Search

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