Ivana Kupala

This Wednesday June 22nd, Kosa is hosting its first Ivana Kupala! This ancient pagan holiday celebrated in Slavic nations. It is the eve when young people meet at rivers and bodies of water to light bonfires, sing and perform rituals associated with fertility.

Everyone is invited to Humber Bay Park East (on the beach) to celebrate!

Festivites start at about 6 pm. We will be picking flowers to make wreaths, eating some food (it's a potluck! Bring whatever you can carry!). The evening truly begins with the setting of the sun. Friends will have to leap over the bonfire, throw wreaths into Lake Ontario and search for the enchanted fern that brings good luck to whoever finds it.

Music and dancing promised until sunrise.