Russians celebrate 'Pagan' Night

Residents of the Kaluga Region are celebrating Kupala Night (or Ivan Kupala Day)
Residents of the Kaluga Region are celebrating Kupala Night (or Ivan Kupala Day). The holiday is celebrated in Russia currently on the night of 23-24 June in the Julian or Old Style calendar still used by many Orthodox Churches. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of fascinating Pagan rituals. Source: Ilya Pitalev

 


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