Ivan Kupala's holiday is a traditional east-slavic holiday, the purpose of which is to clear by fire and water. On this magical night that it was necessary to adhere to certain traditions.
The team ETNODIM decided to make a photo shooting with the installation on the theme of the holiday, recalling its features and attributes.
According to the legend, it is known that only during the time of Ivan Kupala bloom ferns, and the one who finds her flower will be happiest, all his wishes will be realized, at home there will be riches and the greatest harvest.
That is why the fern was an important element during the photoshooting. It takes us with thoughts into the magical atmosphere of the holiday.
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It is also an important tradition on this night to weave the wreaths of girls, which then let them in the water. If the wreath is drowning, it means that the girl will not marry this year, and if she sinks off the coast - her share to go somewhere near. Of course, during this action everyone is dressed in beautiful embroidered dresses and shirts..
The purpose of the ETNODIM thematic survey was to move the observer to the traditions of our country, to recall the cultural wealth that we have left since ancient times. Although many traditions have remained in the past and are now only observed in some villages, vyshyvanka has been, is and will be a symbol of Ukrainian culture, a part of its artistic achievement over the years.
Linen shirt with embroidery - East BirdMoreover, today the embroidery is the one that can be seen on a person and in ordinary everyday life, it should not be tied only to holidays and solemn events. Vyshyvanka is our ethnic and cultural riches, which we should be proud of.
The author of the article is Anna Lobanova