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PHOTO GALLERY: Ukrainians celebrate traditional Kupala Night in Poland




A young Ukrainian woman wearing an ear of grain braid attends a traditional Ukrainian celebration of Kupala Night, in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Ukrainians in Warsaw jumped over a bonfire and floated braids to honor the vital powers of water and fire on the Vistula River bank Saturday night, as they celebrated their solstice tradition of Ivan Kupalo Night away from war-torn home. AP

Ukrainians gather around fire for a traditional Ukrainian celebration of Kupala Night, in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Ukrainians in Warsaw jumped over a bonfire and floated braids to honor the vital powers of water and fire on the Vistula River bank Saturday night, as they celebrated their solstice tradition of Ivan Kupalo Night away from war-torn home. AP

A girl wears a wreath on her head as she attends the so-called Wianki nad Wis (Wreaths over the Vistula) festival on the banks of the Vistula river in Warsaw, Poland, on June 22, 2024. The celebrations are related to the traditions and rituals of Kupala Night on summer solstice, such as making wreaths of field flowers and throwing them into the river as bringers of happiness and luck. AFP

A Ukrainian man jumps over fire during a traditional Ukrainian celebration of Kupala Night, in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, June 22, 2024. AP

A Ukrainian man jumps over fire during a traditional Ukrainian celebration of Kupala Night, in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, June 22, 2024. AFP

People standing on the banks of the Vistula river in Warsaw, Poland, look on as a huge wreath floats on the water during the so-called Wianki nad Wis (Wreaths over the Vistula) festival on June 22, 2024. AFP

Young Ukrainian women wear ear of grain braids during a traditional Ukrainian celebration of Kupala Night, in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, June 22, 2024. AP

People attend a concert which is part of the so-called Wianki nad Wis (Wreaths over the Vistula) festival on the banks of the Vistula river in Warsaw, Poland, on June 22, 2024. AFP