Friday, July 8, 19:00-23:00
St. Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ
Minimum donation £25 and we would most appreciate your generosity.
Dress is cocktail attire and in keeping with our midsummer theme, ladies please wear a ‘Kupala flower’, or decorative flower.
Ukraine Charity looks forward to seeing you at our 9th annual fundraising event, a midsummer eve celebration to benefit charitable projects in Ukraine. The evening will include a wine reception, Ukrainian cuisine, music, and special entertainment. As always you will have a chance to win unique and valuable prices during the auction and the raffle.
Please invite your friends and partners to join us at this great celebration!
Ivana Kupala is an ancient Ukrainian tradition marking the summer solstice. It is a night of mysticism, romance and magic, full of rich symbolism – including fire burning, fortune-telling, flower twinning, night bathing and fertility. On this night, a woman adorned her head with a freshly-cut floral wreath and sent it flowing down the river. Her romantic fate was played out according to which male picked up her crown. Couples leapt over ‘Kupala bonfires,’ performed ritual dances, and bathed themselves in the river as an act of purification.