Russian Christmas Eve and meal list

Christmas Eve in Russia and Ukraine

For most of America, Christmas was over nearly two weeks ago. For the 300 million Orthodox Christians around the globe, however, including the 25 members of Saint Nino Orthodox Church

Kalach: ring-shaped bread typically served at Christmas and funerals. The dough is braided, often with three strands representing the Holy Trinity. The braid is then shaped into a circle (circle = kolo in Ukrainian) representing the circle of life and family.

) The Orthodox and Eastern rite churches such as the Ukrainian have maintained the Julian Calendar for ecclesiastical purposes

12 Ukrainian Dishes for Christmas Eve Recipes (Plus bonus recipes!) | UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

12 Ukrainian Dishes for Christmas Eve Recipes (Plus bonus recipes for Christmas Day!)

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Legend of the Christmas Spider, a Germany tale of why we hang Tinsel on our Christmas Tree

In Ukrainian & German lore, the tale of a spider explains the origin of tinsel: A poor widow couldn't buy gifts for her children or decorations for their tree. One Christmas Eve, she decorated a tree as best she could with fruits & nuts. When she went to sleep, spiders came out, crawled over the tree, leaving their webs behind. When Father Christmas visited, he saw the web-covered tree & decided to turn the webs to silver. In the morning when the family awoke, the tree was sparkling…

28 Creative Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Although this site appears to be in Ukrainian, it basically gives ideas for making Christmas villages out of all kinds of materials -- cardboard, wood, clay, etc.  Some very cute Christmas ideas!

Although this site appears to be in Ukrainian, it basically gives ideas for making Christmas villages out of all kinds of materials -- cardboard, wood, clay, etc. Some very cute Christmas ideas!

з різдвом христовим!  Ukrainian Christmas Foil Card - individual customized designs custom gift ideas diy

з різдвом христовим! – Ukrainian Christmas Foil Card

з різдвом христовим! Ukrainian Christmas Foil Card - individual customized designs custom gift ideas diy

Merry Christmas in Ukrainian, nativity & magi card (949447)

Merry Christmas to my daughter & son in law, nativity, oriental town card. Personalize any greeting card for no additional cost! Cards are shipped the Next Business Day.

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