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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. 



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)




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)



 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 the updated, longer version of her book, Asatru: A Beginner's Guide to the Heathen Path. Erin has been a gythia since 1989. She was the editor and publisher of Berserkrgangr Magazine, and is admin/ owner of the Asatru Facebook Forum. She also writes science fiction and poetry, ran for public office, is a dyer and fiber artist, was acquisitions editor at a small press, and founded the Heathen Visibility Project.


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