On the night of July 2, 2016 Kupala Night Festival will be held in Veliky Novgorod. It starts at 20:00.
Kupala Night is the festival of Summer solstice, magic rites and mysteries – is one of the most favorite events among the people of all the ages. During the Kupala Night both young and elderly people make the dearest wishes and set their hopes for the soon fulfillment. The youth tend to look forward to participating in the festival with special excitement.
The program of the festival includes the rite for the fulfilment of desires, folk games, dances, glorifying of married couples, boating, midsummer porrige, Novgorod fish soup, the Arrow rite, making the Kupala Night fire, ritual round dances, rites of purification by water and fire.
In 2016 the holiday takes place on the Ilmen Lake coast. You can get to this event venue by bus or by your car. Buses start from Novgorod musical school of Russian folklore (7 Bolshaya Moskovskaya street).
You can buy tickets to the festival in Red Izba Tourist Information Centre
Get the energy of the Sun and the Earth, water and fire, experience the generosity of the Russian soul and believe in the magic of ‘Kudesy’.