magic Midsummer Night (21.09.2015)
Wreaths on the water, lanterns in the air, fire theater, folk music, rainbow, fireplace. The folk tradition has been done.
Midsummer Night (also known as Kupala night) – Slavic feast associated with the summer solstice, celebrated during the shortest night of the year, which is on 21-22 June.
Polish Catholic Church, unable to eradicate the customs and beliefs derived from the Slavic pagan annual celebration of Midsummer, attempted to assimilate the holidays with Christian rituals (hence the later eve of St. John – commonly known as a midsummer night having many borrowings from earlier festivals – celebrated on the night of 23 June.
In southern Poland, Podkarpacie and Silesia celebration of a similar nature is called Sobotka, in Mazuria- Palinocka. The name ‘Midsummer Night’ became rooted in the tradition of Mazovia and Podlasie.
And that’s how we spent the night…