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Slavic Pagan Holidays 2018 part 2: Spring

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These holidays are drawn from various Slavic traditions and nations. Some of them are reconstructed and some of them are continuously celebrated in their countries of origin. Some of the continuously celebrated holidays are also celebrated by Christians. 

April

 

1 Lazarouvane (Bulgaria)

 4 Škaredá středa (Czech)

 5 Zelený čtvrtek (Czech)

 6 Velký pátek (Czech)

 7 Днём Карнав (Slavic Reconstructionist)

 11 Maslenitsa (Poland)

 16 Права середа (Ukrainian Ridnoveri)

 17 Radaunitsa (Belorus)

 18 Hradavaia serada (Belorus)

 19 Vialikdzen' Miortvyh (Belorus)

 22 Днём Лейлав (Slavic Reconstructionist), Лельник (Ukrainian Ridnoveri)

 23 Yur'ya (Belorus), Karagod (Pogost)

 29 Topienie Marzanny (Poland)

 30 čarodějnice (Czech)

 

May

 

1 Родница (Slavic Reconstructionist), Jurjevo (Modern Rodnovery)

 2 Dziady Wiosenne (Rybakovian), Stado begins (Rybakovian)

 8 Stado ends (Rybakovian)

 9 Radunica (Modern Rodnovery)

 17 Vodena Nadelje (Modern Rodnovery)

 20 Грудые Росное begins (Slavic Reconstructionist)

 22 Vasilisk (Belorus)

 25 Духовден (Macedonia)

 26 Ushesce (Belorus)

 27 Rusalja (Lemko, Carpathia)

 30 Грудые Росное ends (Slavic Reconstructionist)

 

June

 3 Rusal'ny tydzen' begins (Belorus)

 4 Днём Ярилов (Slavic Reconstructionist)

 6 Rusalje begins (Modern Rodnovery)

 10 Rusal'ny tydzen' ends (Belorus)

 12 Day of Arkona (Slavic Reconstructionist)

 13 Rusalje ends (Modern Rodnovery)

 15 Paraskevi Day (Russia, Ukraine), Свята Світовида (Ukrainian Ridnoveri)

 19 Неделя Русалки begins (Slavic Reconstructionist), Семи́к (Bulgaria)

 21 Vidovdan (Modern Rodnovery), Święto Ognia i Woda (Polish), Купала (Ukraine, and others), Enyovden (southern Bulgaria)

 23 Купалец (Slavic Reconstructionist), Ivanje (Croatia)

 24 Неделя Русалки ends (Slavic Reconstructionist)

 

Image: Kupala by Narodi Permskovo Kraya, public domain

  

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Erin Lale is the author of Asatru For Beginners and other books. She was sworn to Freya as Priestess in 1989, given to Sigyn, and is a Bride of Odin and his brothers (Honir, Lodhur, Loki.). She has been a freelance writer for about 30 years, was the editor and publisher of Berserkrgangr Magazine, is gythia of American Celebration Kindred, and admin/ owner of the Asatru Facebook Forum. In 2010 and 2013, she ran for public office. She is a dyer and fiber artist, was acquisitions editor at a small press for 5 years, and is the author of the Heathen Calendar 2017 and 2018.

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