American Arts Association)
invites you to
Legend: Na Swiety
Jan Woda Kwitnie
In Poland the eve of
St. John is fraught with miracles and magic.
Animals talk to each
other with human voices. The earth shows the enchanted riches in its depths, glowing with
fire. In wild ravines the barren fern blooms. Certain plants take on magical properties.
Flowers and grasses made unto wreaths will forecast a maiden's fate.
Wreaths to which are fixed
lighted candles are cast in the waters so that their courses may be
followed. From the course and fate
of the wreaths auguries of marriage are made. The special promise of St.
John is youth, love and
Join us Saturday June 26th,
2010 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
at the Capitol Reflecting Pool,
in front of the US Capitol
Washington, DC (West Side)
The program starts
with wreath making and performances by three Polish folk dance
ensembles, dancers and musicians from Philadelphia PA, Virginia
Beach VA and New Jersey.
At dusk, the
pageant begins, the candles on the wreaths are lit and to the
strains of Polish music
the wreaths are
placed in the reflecting pool. The program ends with public dancing.
Bring your family picnics and enjoy our ancient Polish tradition.