PAAA

(Polish American Arts Association)
invites you to join us for
WIANKI 2010 

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 general fertility.

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.