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8th Carpatho-Rusyn/Slavic Youngstown “Vatra”

  • 28 August 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Infant Jesus of Prague Byz. Catholic Church 7754 South Ave. Boardman, OH

Experience a Fall Vatra as celebrated by the Slavic people in the Carpathian Mountains within Slovakia and Ukraine, like in our ancestors’ past and  even into today, Saturday August. 28/2021!

This 8th Carpatho-Rusyn/Slavic Youngstown “Vatra” (bonfire) transports you to mountain villages and the ancient traditions of Vatra


Noon to 8pmon grounds of Infant Jesus of Prague Byz. Catholic Church 7754 South Ave. Boardman, OH 44513

Homemade Slavic foods, “slanina” (smoked bacon) for roasting in the fire & eating with rye bread; holubki (stuffed cabbage), pirohi, haluski with dumplings, kolbasi, vinegar cucumber/ sweet onion salad & deserts/pastries

Featuring genealogy material, including “Old Country” Rusyn village maps to trace your grand- parents’ roots, sales tables /items reflecting Rusyn heritage & Slavic Folk musicians

Vatra fire will burn into the evening with music, singing and dancing

There is a Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy in church at 6 pm      

*COVID-19 Protocols&social distancing as mandated at this time will be mandatory*

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