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Ukrainian Mermaid, Midsummer Festival

Kupala Holiday (Ivana Kupala, Kupagila) is a traditional Eastern Slavic holiday celebrated the night before Ivan's Day. The quintessence of the holiday is purification by fire and water - the oldest form of magical action.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Ukraine
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Viktoriya Mysyk