HPA2015  Performance Award

Yuri Smityuk (Russian Federation)

Time: July 5, 2014

Place: Vladivostok, Russia

Nationality: Russian

The Ivan Kupala celebration day is the most ancient tradition in Russia and is originated far early than Eastern Orthodoxy. The study indicates that this tradition relates to people welcome the arrival of the summer solstice because living in very cold places. Lighting the fire of Ivan Kupala is one of the important means to dispel evil force, and it is also the best season of the year for young people to guess their love in the method of divination.




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