Today in the Julian calendar is St. Nicholas Day (Святий Миколай) – December 19th. This morning good Ukrainian boys and girls around the world looked under their beds to find presents delivered by St. Nicholas, who departed heaven on a chariot carried by angels. Giving gifts is usually reserved for today rather than on Christmas […]Read more "Happy St. Nicholas Day"
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Alide Forstmanis, the chair of Tribute to Liberty, a new organization based in Toronto that seeks to have a memorial built in Ottawa to the Victims of Communist Crimes, by November 2010: We want a memorial built in our nation’s capital Ottawa to the victims of communism, a commemoration to the more than 100 […]Read more "Interview with Ottawa’s Tribute to Liberty for the Victims of Communist Crimes memorial"
A few heart warming stories from the US while they celebrate Thanksgiving: From My Atlanta Fox: Dr. Gary Stillwagon, an Atlanta radiation oncologist, was visiting the Ukraine doing charity work when he was invited to an engagement party by a friend. That’s where Alexander and Nelya Kyzmych told Dr. Stillwagon about their son, Michael who […]Read more "Happy American Thanksgiving"
Photo: Христос Воскрес! – Easter Table with Food from the Basket I’m a little late with this post, but I hope everyone’s Easter went well. Here are some articles I’ve highlighted: Chicago Ukrainians gather for blessing of Easter baskets Today, Sts. Volodymyr and Olha remains a symbol of Chicago’s rich ethnic history. On Saturday, it […]Read more "Xpиcтoc Bocкpec!"
Edit: Read an introduction to Malanka Happy new year, again! From the Ukrainian American Society of Texas: 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 […]Read more "Kick off the new year with Malanka"