E-paper
PrevNext

Wow! People jump over the bonfire at this festival in Ukraine

Revellers participate in the Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday, in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine. During the celebrations, dating back to pagan times, people wear wreaths, jump over fires and bathe naked in rivers and lakes.

Revellers participate in the Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday, in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine
Girls wearing traditional Ukrainian clothes jump over a bonfire during the Ivana Kupala night in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine. Pics/AFP

Revellers participate in the Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday, in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine
A couple jumps over a bonfire during the Ivana Kupala night in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine. Pics/AFP

Revellers participate in the Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday, in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine
A couple kisses next to the bonfire during the Ivana Kupala night in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine. Pics/AFP

Revellers participate in the Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday, in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine
People jump over a bonfire during the Ivana Kupala night in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine. Pics/AFP

Revellers participate in the Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday, in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine
A father and son jump over a bonfire during the Ivana Kupala night in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine. Pics/AFP

Revellers participate in the Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday, in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine
A girl wearing a wreath stands next to the bonfire during the Ivana Kupala night in the Pyrogove village near Kiev, Ukraine. Pics/AFP

You May Like

MORE FROM JAGRAN

0 Comments

    Leave a Reply