Cossack Holiday of Vodokhrescha (Epiphany)
Event Date: 19 січня 2019 року

Cossack boys and girls are inviting you to the historical source of the river Lybid and promise not only to bathe in the ice-hole, but also to sing and dance!


Plan of the events on the 19th of February – the Great Day of Vodokhrescha:

6-30 – Church Service and Holiday Liturgy in the Church of Intersession of the Holy Virgin

9-00 – Church procession to the lake. Great blessing of water near the icy cross on the lake of Krasavytsia near the source of the river Lybid.
From 9–00 till 10–00 – Water blessing near the Church.

Welcome to the Cossack Settlement “Mamayeva Sloboda” to evident Cossack Holiday of Epipany (Vodokhrescha). After the blessing of the priest of the Church of the Intersession of the Holy Virgin you will have the chance to dive into ice-hole of lake Krasavytsia that is situated near the historical source of the river Lybid. 

From 10-00 – Folk celebrations near lake Krasavytsia and BATHING IN AN ICE-HOLE.

12–00 – The second part of folk celebrations. Burning of DIDUKH, custom of KOZA, songs and dances with folk group girls and boys.

Right next to the lake you may taste Cossack porridge KULISH prepared in the open fire in the cauldron, noble heady drink MUSULES and herbal tea. Besides, you will have the opportunity to try traditional liqueurs of Cossack times – cherry, plum, pear or honey wines.

Р.S. Starting from 6-30 till 10-00 the entrance is free for visitors. After 10-00 the entrance to the Cossack Settlement is on general terms. To get to know more about the details of the holiday and entrance fee please call  044-361-98-48, 066-091-10-76.

Let’s celebrate the Great Day of Epiphany (Vodokhrescha) in the Cossack way!

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