Kupalie celebrated in France
Celebration attended by Belarusian diaspora, French public and employees of Belarusian Embassy to France, at estate of famous Belarusian artist Roman Zaslonov, in Blandy-les-Tours, near Paris
The Belarusian diaspora joined in creating entertainment for Kupalie by dressing in Belarusian national costume and ‘vyshivanka’ shirts, and singing with Slavyanskaya Dusha (Slavonic Soul) folk band, headed by musician and performer Alexander Merkul. Traditional customs were followed, and a master class held on weaving of wreaths of field flowers.
Guests were offered national Belarusian dishes cooked by Avignon restaurant, from Minsk’s Europe Hotel.
By Alexander Fedosov