Tag: christmas

  • National holidays

    Below you will find a list of all official, public and national holidays in the country of Ukraine.

  • The Ukrainian Tradition of Spider Webs and Christmas

    Fastidious housewives usually shoo spiders and their webs from corners of the house, or their hiding places in furniture, but in Ukraine at Christmas time, these nocturnal arachnids may discover ...

    December 24, 2007
  • Ukrainian Christmas Eve Meal is A Feast for the Senses As Well As The Tastebuds

    Christmas around the world is a celebration of food and generosity, but in Ukraine, the celebration does not come until January 7 according to the ancient Julian calendar. While many Ukrainians ...

    December 17, 2007
  • Jumping in Frozen Water in Ukraine is More Than a Dare

    International media flock to the Dnipro River in the frozen month of January to witness the hardy and the faithful jump into the frosty waters. Known as winter walruses in some parts of the ...

    December 10, 2007
  • The Harvest Season

    Thanksgiving may be only familiar to Americans and Canadians, but Ukrainians, like many others around the world, celebrate the coming of harvest in late summer. Centuries of agrarian ...

    October 16, 2007
  • Tracking the Soulful Traveler Like a Panther

    Sometimes, in the month of November, a faint outline of Ukraine casts itself against the steel gray sky, appearing wordlessly in the soulful traveler’s rearview mirror. The faint, porous ...

    June 26, 2007
  • Ancient Ukrainian Christmas Stories

    In centuries past, young people told their Christmas stories on tiny two-storied wooden structures made of wood. Vertep, the basis of modern-day Ukrainian puppet theater, had its beginnings ...

    January 15, 2007