Vyshkil – Day 4

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On July 7 campers were busy preparing for Ivana Kupala festivities.

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Aside from attending core sessions on cymoznavstvo, pedagogy, religion and leadership, campers attended a special lecture on Ivana Kupala traditions and St. John the Baptist led by podruha Tanya Choly, the program director of UYA St. Catherines. Campers also had a chance to practise more Kupala songs under the direction of Olenka Kleban, a member of Kosa Kolectiv.

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In the evening, counsellors Adrianna Medyk and Oksana Stech organized a mystical Ivana Kupala program full of song and intrigue. Mermaids, forest dwellers and gypsies were also in attendance.

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In accordance with Kupala traditions, the boys retrieved floral  wreaths cast into the water by the girls. The evening ended with festsinging around a bonfire.

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