Merry Christmas in Ukraine-Christmas is the greatest festival for the Christian’s all around the time. During this festive season, there is a stream of happy times. Gifts are bought for friends and family. Most importantly Christians celebrate the birthday of Jesus by going to Gospel churches while some spend this festival as a great occasion for parties.
Christmas is mostly celebrated on 25th December. However there are some parts in the world who have different calendar structure and they don’t celebrate Christmas on 25th December. Ukraine is a great example of Christmas being celebrated on a different day. Ukraine use the Julian calendar for their church festival and the people of Ukraine celebrate this festival on 7th January. The orthodox is the main church and the Christians in Ukraine follows the orthodox church.
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How to Say Merry Christmas in Ukraine-In Ukraine, people greet each on Christmas in different ways, they either say “Veseloho Rizdva” and “Khrystos rozhdayetsia” which means “Merry Christmas” and “Christ is born” respectively.
Ukrainians eat special meal on this day which is called Sviata Vecheria. They fast on this day since morning however they can drink the holy water in the early morning. The fast ends when the first star is visible. So the people go outside as soon as it starts to get dark and they people eagerly wait for the first star to come. After seeing the star the whole family celebrate the meal.
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The wise men who followed the stars as written in the holy bible is the reason why Ukraine people follow this ritual.There is a famous spider web store very popular in Ukraine and people put artificial spider web on their Christmas trees along with all the basic decorating items. spider webs are made up of paper and silver wire which are called “pavuchky”.