Kupala Midsummer Night 2016 was held in Arthur’s Quay Park on June 18. This year was the second edition of Kupala Night, last year Kupala hosted around 1,300 guests. Slavic Inspirations Team worked very hard to make everything even more colourful and exciting.
Kupala Night also known as Midsummer night after following its success last year is enriching Limerick once again with Slavic culture. The organisers of the event are Kamila Turzynska, Ewa Kotula, Maria Wolska, Anna Hurkowska, Marcin Wijata and Nikola Kaluzynska.
Partners of the event are Family Bakery, Polonez.ie, PolskiQuote.ie, MM Garage, Radio NearFM, Radio WNET, Archangel’s Blades and many more.
It’s a Slavic feast associated with the Summer Solstice, celebrated during the shortest night of the year, which accounts for approximately 21-22 of June. Kupala Night reaches German and Celtic traditions also.
Kupala Night it is a holiday that embraces joy, dance and love, it unites everybody through magic and nature. An old fable tells that during that night a magic fern blooms, and whoever finds it lives in happiness, love and abundance. That evening women braid wreaths to throw them into the water, each man fishes them out, and based on which one they get decides which girl was meant to be his.
Apart from Kupala Night artistic program, Kupala’s guests enjoyed handicraft stands, taste traditional cuisine and took part in fantastic workshops for children and adults.
Slavic Inspirations invited everybody to find out more about that magic holiday, in the heart of Limerick City, where you can learn about all those fable customs.
Kupala program involved a vast amount of activities for the whole family to enjoy. These include family workshops like wreath making, clay modelling with Adam Sopata, fairy tales readings, traditional dolls making with The Children of Lore and slavic yoga. There was a live concert with Quentin Cooper, Peter Parson and Jon O’Connell and Martin & friends Band played. There was also be an exciting fire performance at 10pm.
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