The Royal Ontario Museum is bringing back its Ukrainian Heritage day this year with a Christmas theme filled with live music, dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, scavenger hunts, shopping, dining and more! The event happens on Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 10am-4pm. You can get 25% off your admission when you buy online and […]Read more "Ukrainian Heritage day returns to the ROM"
From the European Jewish Press: UMAN (AFP)—Nearly 24,000 Hasidic Jews, most of them from Israel, attended the annual pilgrimage to the grave of a venerated 18th-century rabbi in central Ukraine Thursday, officials told AFP. Hundreds of men clad in typical black garb prayed, chanted and danced in the Uman neighbourhoods close to grave of […]Read more "Thousands of Hasidic Jews attend annual pilgrimage to rabbi’s Ukrainian tomb [Article]"
For those of you who need a refresher, here is what Ukrainian Easter is all about. From Traditional Ukrainian Cookery (1957): With the break of dawn on Easter Sunday a special Ressurection Service is held with a procession around the church. The most beautiful aspect of th service is the joyful heralding of a risen Christ […]Read more "Ukrainian Easter Sunday primer"
A few select photos from the CYM Malanka in Mississauga last night. It was a great night, some say the best Malanka ever and it took me all day to recover 😉 [Thanks Facebook]Read more "Some Malanka Photos"
It’s on January 13th – but what is it all about? Malanka is a Ukrainian folk holiday celebrated on January 13th, which is New Year’s Eve in accordance with the Julian calendar. Malanka commemorates the feast day of St. Melania. On this night in Ukraine, carolers traditionally went from house to house playing pranks or […]Read more "An introduction to Ukrainian New Years – Malanka!"