Ukraine Vinok (вінок) Seasonal Wreaths and their Symbolism

All Slavic traditions and folk traditions include flowers especially during Kupala and Noc Kupala, but Ukraine exceeds them all in the abundant uses of flowers and symbolic flowers. The Ukrainian Wreath Vinok (вінок) is a crown made of wild flowers and herbs which is collected in the traditional ways. There are different types of wreaths: […]

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Summer Solstice Slavic Healing Rites – Water Rites & Magical Flower Crowns

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This weekend we did ceremony of our ancestral Polish Midsummer (Ivana Kupala) and made our flower “Crowns” and did our “Water Rites.” We started off by gathering local wildflowers on our hike and bringing them to life with a sacred ritual. I have a great love for water & […]

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