Thursday, 23 June 2011

Fire in the sky

What a great custom this is. Inspiring stuff, even before we get to fictional uses. It's for the central and eastern European Ivan Kupala Day, or the Feast of St John the Baptist.

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7 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Love how they look against the dark sky.

The Angry Lurker said...

Stunning and improved my well being by watching it.

Stuart said...

Wow. That's beautiful. :)

Sidney Roundwood said...

What a great video, and a really great custom. It brightened up my afternoon all by itself. Thanks for posting!

ckutalik said...

I miss Poland, having lived just over the Tatras from it.

Ray Rousell said...

That's a very cool video, what an amazing effect the balloons make!

Porky said...

Pretty it is. Makes me feel good too.

Poland is a country to miss. I feel for all the Poles pushed overseas throughout history, for all the unwilling diasporas in fact.

Someone clicked 'Say again?' for this post. Here I can't help so much. We need to read into the custom what we can. The link mentions the tradition of floating wreaths, for the purity and fertility associated with water and maybe the bonds it brings; I'd guess this is a development of that.