Garlands over Vistula
WarsawSat Jun 23rd 2018
Warsaw, Vistula River, PodzamczeWarsaw https://www.myguidewarsaw.com/events/garlands-over-vistula VISIT WEBSITE
On Saturday, 23 June 2018 will be the next edition of the largest Warsaw event Wianki nad Wisłą (Garlands over Vistula ). The Types Mes, Daria Zawiałow, Dżem and Bajm will perform on stage. There will also be guests from abroad. W & W, a Dutch duet of DJs and music producers - Willem van Haneg and Wardt van der Harst - stars electronic dance music will perform in front of the Warsaw audience.
Garlands over Vistula is a family picnic inspired by the Slavic tradition of celebrating the Kupala Night (Midsummer night), during which in the times of yore, among joyful celebrations, dances and divination, the girls were floating wreaths of flowers with lit candles on the rivers (“wianki” literally means “wreaths”) The Warsaw Garlands over Vistula tries to combine the tradition with the modernity – the event is tied to the ancient midsummer rites devoted to the elements of water and fire (which, according to old beliefs, had a cleansing power), but bears the form of contemporary happenings. Currently, floating wreaths became an event matching the Guinness record breaking, and striking the fire turned into a breathtaking pyrotechnical show by the best Polish and foreign specialist groups. The program of the picnic is dominated by recreation and entertainment. There is a strong representation of traditional Polish folk art and cuisine. The event also gives a promotional opportunity to young musical bands; one of the pivotal points of the evening is the Garlands Star Gala – a concert of artists of worldwide and countrywide fame.
For more information visit http://www.wawawianki.pl/
The admission is free