Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas in the Ukraine

Christmas In The Ukraine : Portrait of smiling little girl in the Ukrainian national costume at christmas tree
Photo of Ukranian child in traditional clothing, next to Christmas tree, courtesy

Although there are some secular Christmas celebrations on December 25, most in the Ukraine observe the religious Christmas celebration on January 7 according to the Julian calendar.  Some ancient pagan rituals are also observed, such as a mock battle between citizens and people dressed as monsters, representing a battle between good and evil in which the citizens are victorious.  For more information click here and click here.

What rituals do you and your family observe during this season?

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