27 Jun 2011

Ivan Kupala Day ( Noc Kupaly in Polish, Jaanipäev in Estonian, Jāņi in Latvian, Joninės in Lithuanian ...) !!!

Kupala Day is celebrated mainly in Northern and Eastern Europe, and this holiday, traditions and celebrations are pre-Christian in origin. This holiday is connected with special role of water and fire. There are many traditions related to Kupala Day. For example in Poland, unmerrried woman are making flower's wreaths and throw them into the water! If some bachelor catch it, it means that this girl will get merried very soon;) Because Georgia is still ocupated by European invaders, had to hear about this special day. This year we decided not to celebrate it in very traditional way. So there were no special activities like for example: i didnt make any flowers wreaths and i didnt throw it into the water, becouse i was afraid that nobody catch it (it means that i would become spinster;))) and we didnt make big fireplace, and we didnt jump through it, because we relized that we are not stretchy and flexible enough to do it;))) so we sacrificed our favourite activity: eating ;)))) and in this discipline we are better and better;)))

FOOD!!!! ;)))

Everybody had to prepare something spacial to eat!! French of course made great creps, and Marie's specialty - salat with pasta, i mean pasta with salad;))) Everybody was so proud of Liene, because she prepared traditional Latvian cottage cheese, delicious cherry pie and beans salad!!Really amazing dishes!!!!
I was preparing Russian salad, and the biggest applause for Estonians;)))) they made carmel and put it on the corn snacks;))) bravooo for original idea!!!!

Liene with Latvian cottage cheese!!!

Thanks guys for nice evening, I hope that we will meet each other more frequently at our large table!!!!


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