Веселих Свят – Merry Ukrainian Christmas 2010

Веселих Свят! Enjoy your Holy Supper tonight! Still don’t know what Ukrainian Christmas is about?

Update: If you need some Christmas music for your meal tonight, here are some traditional carols.

Just a quick post today with a some notable items:

A special Christmas message from Nash Holos:

News stories making the rounds today:

What the media more often gets wrong is that it’s not only Orthodox Christians who celebrate Christmas tomorrow, but Eastern Rite Catholics as well:

Anyways, hope you enjoy all the delicious food tonight:

“Everyone in Ukraine — Catholics, Orthodox, whatever — shares the same meal that night,” said Andrew Lastowecky, a Ukrainian-American who has been a regular at Veselka since the 1950s

Veselka is particularly famous for its pirogi, although that is the Polish term for the plump dumplings more properly called varenyky in Ukrainian. “I challenge Tom on nomenclature all the time,” Mr. Lastowecky said. “There are those who would be offended to see the word ‘pirogi’ on a Ukrainian menu.”

And for some reason some news media are skipping Christmas and reporting about the upcoming New Years:

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