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Kupala Night, also known as Ivan Kupala Day (Feast of St. John the Baptist; Russian: Иван-Купала; Belarusian: Купалле; Ukrainian: Іван Купала; Polish: Noc Kupały), is celebrated in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia currently on the night of 6/7 July in the Gregorian or New Style calendar, which is 23/24 June in the Julian or Old Style calendar still used by many Orthodox Churches. In Poland (Mazowsze and Podlasie) it is celebrated on the night of 23/24 June. Calendar-wise, it is opposite to the winter holiday Koliada. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of Pagan rituals.

There is an ancient Kupala belief that the eve of Ivan Kupala is the only time of the year when ferns bloom. Prosperity, luck, discernment and power would befall on whoever finds a fern flower. Therefore, on that night, village folk would roam through the forests in search of magical herbs and especially the elusive fern flower.
Traditionally, unmarried women, signified by the garlands on their hair, are the first to enter the forest. They are followed by young men. Therefore, the quest to find herbs and the fern flower may lead to the blooming of relationships between pairs of men and women within the forest.
It is to be noted, however, that ferns are not angiosperms (flowering plants), and instead reproduce by spores; they cannot flower.
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BladaNadzieja Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
In Poland not only in Mazowsze and Podlasie.I am form another part of my country and i with my friends celebrate this day every year.
But i must write something ----> BEAUTIFUL ART *.* Your style is perfect!On this picture i love each country - Poland (soo cute!),Ukraine (  Heart ) , Russia ( eyes *.*  ) and Belarus (not creepy :D ) .
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Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awwwww thank you very much))
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ChippanyTheChipster Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
they all look wonderful :la:
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks))
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ChippanyTheChipster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
welcome ^^
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Wow this looks cool. I don't recognize all of them though. I can recognize: Ukraine, Belarus, and the ones in the middle are: the Czech Republic maybe on the left and who is on the right?
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Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, but if you can look at the picture you can read at the bottom \and at the top\ who they are.
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Ah! I see so the ones in the middle are female Russia and female Poland. That's pretty awesome. :D 

 The 4 European Eastern girls. :) All are beautiful. 
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Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ThanksHug 
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Illusionsdreamsfan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait
WAIT
THIS ISNT OFFICIAL ART

I'm amazed oh my gosh this is absolutely gorgeous. The coloring, the lighting, all of it. Wowie :heart:
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much)
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:iconillusionsdreamsfan:
Illusionsdreamsfan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome :heart:
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IggyAlfi2319 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
houwah (*o*)
so beautiful

I star you
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Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks)
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:iconmmd-ask-russia2:
MMD-Ask-Russia2 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do You Have Any RusAme FanArt I'de love to see it.
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, I haven't.
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:iconmmd-ask-russia2:
MMD-Ask-Russia2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awww.maybe you shoul'd make some one day.
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yep:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconmmd-ask-russia2:
MMD-Ask-Russia2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yay!
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Nati13321 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! So damn COOL!!! AND awesme!!!!!!
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much)
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komet-a Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Whoa, this is beautiful! I always wanted to celebrate Kupala Night since I'm Polish.... well, maybe next year :D Great work!
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much)
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:iconkomet-a:
komet-a Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome ^-^
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:iconhikatsuke:
Hikatsuke Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart Love Well done, they are all so beautiful! I love the floral wreaths!
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much)
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:iconhikatsuke:
Hikatsuke Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob ^^
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HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
They're all beautiful and lovely! 
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much)
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:iconhoneybeegirl94:
HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Your welcome!
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:iconyukionna-dono:
yukionna-dono Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
reveal your secrets senpai
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FlopyLopez Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a lovely tradition! Nice to learn something new :D
I like the blossoming atmosphere that surrounds this picture, it's very pleasant to look at <3
if it had a bigger resolution, I'd use it as a wallpaper because I just really like looking at this picture and the lovely ladies! :love: I love how colorful your artworks are! <3
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much)
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Banapplebees Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
The tradition sounds really interesting. Great artwork!
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you)
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seillua Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
heyho... can i use it to my pages? i will credit your deviantart in my page 0w0... if cannot, it's okay... 
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
why not ?
sure, you can)
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seillua Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
thankyou :D
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:iconartist-kat:
artist-Kat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Беларусь милашка *U*
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
спасибо)
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Morrigan33 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Какие прелестные девушки) Очень люблю рисунки с русскими костюмами и венками.
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Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
спасибо, но здесь как раз украинские вышиванки) +, насколько я знаю, к украинским костюмам идет венок на голову, а к русским - кокошник.
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Morrigan33 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Понятно) я имела в виду вообще славянский костюм) в тонкостях мало разбираюсь, теперь буду знать
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kagome455 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
подборк чветов крутя! да и в целом очень крутя)
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Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
спасибо
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Stoikch Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Аввв, какие прекрасные красавицы, просто не могу насмотреться. У Вас реально потрясающий стиль, так лапольно, нежно и красиво, загляденье просто. Одежда, детальки, лица, очень качественно.
Польша просто милость. Вроде не особо отличается от мейлверсии, но всё же урурушность зашкаливает.
Беларусь просто красавица, я её саму по себе обожаю, а тут ещё и такая рисовка *о*, гордая и холодная хD Волосы у неё красиво нарисованы, длинные и такие прям-прям-прям. Люблю волосы, лол.
Украина очень добрая тут. Вроде смотрит игриво, но как-то прямо хочется подойти и потискать. Няша.
Россия такая дылдочка хD Но тоже классно нарисована, большой ребёнок прямо :з
Я заметила висюлькопейринги-брелочки :з ВенПол даже как-то необычно. И РуГер, о_о. 
А цветы национальные какие-то нарисованы? Если да, то какие? Ну и просто интересно.
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Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Спасибо большое))
Цветы...признаться, вдохновила песня XS "Вiночок". Звучало это так:
Перша квітка - то барвіночок, квітка чарівна
Для коханого єдиного буду йому вірна. (Украина)
Друга квітка - то для доброго, маків дивоцвіт (Беларусь)
Я пішла би з ним до обрію, хоч на сотню літ.
Третя квітка для богатого, чебрець молодець (фемРоссия)
А четверта для жонатого, хай же йому грець. (фемПольша. Не указан цветок, поэтому нарисовала "Анютины глазки" ("братки"), ибо популярны в Польше).
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:iconstoikch:
Stoikch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Вау, это интересно. 
Здорово!
А есть что-то, что вдохновило на этот арт кроме самого праздника и песни?
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:iconkagome-inuyashkina:
Kagome-Inuyashkina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
вроде нет)
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YamiMana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Woah, I love this *-* They all look so beautiful <3 I'm in love with Belarus *-*
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