Here are some more articles that came out of the media for Christmas. I know there are still a few of you who are celebrating this weekend, so enjoy! Celebrating Christmas Welland Tribune: Roman said the family, while still celebrating the “commercial Christmas” on Dec. 25, works together to keep their Ukrainian Christmas tradition alive […]Read more "More Ukrainian Christmas articles"
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: Ukrainian […]Read more "Веселих Свят – Merry Ukrainian Christmas 2010"
Came home to find these gems for tomorrow’s Christmas feast. Baba and her long days of making the entire dinner from scratch have unfortunately passed on in these modern times, but while all members of the family are busy with school and work at least in Toronto there exists Future Bakery and Natalie’s Kitchen (see […]Read more "It’s beginning to look a lot like Ukrainian Christmas"
It’s on January 7th (but why?) The Orthodox and Eastern rite churches such as the Ukrainian have maintained the Julian Calendar for ecclesiastical purposes into this century. The Ukrainians, numbering some 50 million in the world are the second largest nation following the Julian Calendar in their churches. The difference between the two Calendars placed […]Read more "An introduction to Ukrainian Christmas"
That popular ‘Carol of the Bells’ song you hear at Christmas? Yup, it’s Ukrainian! The melody was created in 1916 by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych (1877-1921) and titled “Shchedryk” (lyrics). Based on an old Ukrainian folk song, the original lyrics describes the swallow flying into a household to proclaim the plentiful year that the family […]Read more "Carol of the Bells – yup, it’s Ukrainian!"