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Inglot

 

"Third Annual Ivan Kupala Festival"

 

Russian Education Association (REA)

 

When: Saturday, June 16th, Noon- Dusk.

 

Where: Token Creek County Park, 6200 US Hwy 51, DeForest WI 53532

 

The Russian Education Association (REA) of Madison invites everyone to celebrate the ancient Slavic holiday of "Ivan Kupala" on the eve of the summer solstice.

 

This is the only celebration of its kind in the state of Wisconsin!


The festival program will include: folk music, singing, dancing, contests, folk games, face-painting, making and wearing of floral wreaths, and a bonfire. Traditional foods like pirogi and kvas will be served, along with snacks and soft drinks. Hot foods and shish-kebab available from Madison’s award-winning “People’s Bakery!"

Admission to the event is free. The REA welcomes free-will donations for educational and cultural programs. Food will be available for purchase.

We encourage you to dress in any national or traditional costume – or to just come as you are!

 

For more information please contact: Grigori: 608-225-6294, Svetlana: 608-338-5148.

 



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"Konakka Baraiyk: Music in Kazakh Hosting"
Nathan Snodgrass


Date and time: June 26th at 4:00 P.M.
Location: 2175 Grainger Hall

Sponsor: Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)

About the lecture: Coming Soon!

About the speaker: Nathan Snodgrass is starting his second year in the master's degree program in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS) at UW-Madison. He graduated from Northwestern College in 2001 with majors in History and Cross-Cultural Studies. Nathan became interested in Central Asia after his graduation from college and lived in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 2007-2011, where he studied Kazakh history and also taught at the Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations & World Languages. His area of concentration in the REECAS program is Central Asian History, particularly the role of the "Silk Road" in the transmission of culture in the pre-colonial and early colonial periods.



 

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