Ivana Kupala

Thursday, July 6, 2023, 2PM–8PM

Ivana Kupala is a traditional Slavic holiday that is celebrated on the longest day of the year – or, according to the Julian calendar, between July 6 and 7. This holiday symbolizes the birth of the summer sun – Kupalo. In the 4th century AD, the day was proclaimed the holiday of the birth of John the Baptist. As a result, the name “Kupala” got connected with the Christian “Ivan”.

Following last year’s successful Ivana Kupula event, the Museum is thrilled to return with another Ivana Kupala celebration this year. Join us starting at 2PM for live music, a lecture on the history and mythology of Ivana Kupala, an evening of vinok (garland) making, food, and drink.