Drowning of Marzanna is one of the few old Slavic rituals that is still cultivated today. According to folk tales, Marzanna is a Slavic goddess who symbolized a demon. The death of Marzanna, according to folk beliefs, meant the awakening of nature to life, and thus the beginning of spring. The symbol of Marzanna was a puppet, which was burned or drowned. It was believed that this ritual was a kind of sacrifice to ensure the future harvest.The symbolic drowning of Marzanna takes place on the first calendar day of spring, March 21.
Join us for a fun-filled workshop and make your own Marzanna doll to say goodbye to winter!