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Kupala Night

Kupala Night is a Slavic celebration of ancient pagan origin marking the end of the summer solstice and the beginning of the harvest (midsummer). In the western Ukrainian Lemko region and Prešov region it was called Sobitka. In Christian times, the...

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Flowers Slavic Countries

Like most other ethic groups, Slavs have national flowers that act as a symbol of their particular country. Belarus Flax (Linum Usitatissimum)  – The flowers last only until the heat of the mid-day sun hits them. Bulgaria Rose (Rosa) –...

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Slavic Literature

Slavic literature has a very long history, and takes a prominent place in the history of world literature. Except the Book of Veles, whose authenticity is questionable and is considered to be a forgery made in the 19th century, there are many known...

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Maslenitsa

Maslenitsa or Pancake week is a Slavic religious and folk holiday which has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a welcoming of spring or the celebration of winters end. Originally, the pagan...

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