Christmas in Ukraine Christmas

Satisfactory Essays
Celebration Christmas in My Country
Almost all the countries in the world celebrate Christmas on December 24th but in my country we cebrate it on January 7th. Christmas is the biggest celebration of Christians. Each countrys has its onw traditions to celebrate Christmas, although some of them are similar. In my country Ukraine we celebrate Christmas in special way, preparing to it very carefully and keeping old traditions.
The Christmas Eve is considered as the most interesting part of Christmas as it has ritual and magic acts aimed at ensuring a good harvest and a life of plenty. The whole family gets together at the holiday table and sing carols.Caroling is a characteristic feature of the feast. It expresses respect for the master of the house and his children, and sometimes it’s accompanied by a puppet theatre (vertep). Small children go from house to house and sing carols for people, and people give them some money or candy and other sweets. On Christmas, we have a tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree was adopted from Western Europe, but today it’s the element of the New Year celebration in Ukraine. The religious festival lasts three days. During that people people go to church on Christmas liturgy, singing Christmas carols and visiting relatives and friends.
The «holy supper» on Christmas Eve is a meal of 12 ritual meatless and milkless dishes. The order of the dishes and dishes themselves aren’t uniform. Those should include mandatory ‘Kutia’ -- the ritual food which is prepared from cooked wheat and special syrup containing diluted honey, grated poppy seeds, raisins and sometimes walnuts. everywhere. the dishes were serve in the following order: beans, fish, boiled potato, dumplings, cabbage rolls, kutya, potatoes mashed with garlic, stewed fruit, plums with beans and some other dishes.
Christmas is the holiday when all members of the family gather together. This is the holiday of joy. Contrary to the United States and some

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Brooke Boyd English/Comp Mrs. Goslin 31 March 2014 Childhood Christmas to Adulthood Christmas Christmas as a child for me was very fun. I got many presents from Santa as well as many from relatives. Christmas was probably my favorite holiday of the year, to me it meant that if I was good enough Santa would bring me presents. Most of the time I was very good and never got into trouble. In my family when you go from childhood to adulthood it becomes a big deal. For starters you open presents…

    • 992 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Christmas

    • 9328 Words
    • 25 Pages

    Christmas-A Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and exchange gifts. Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemoratingthe birth of Jesus Christ,[6][7] observed generally on December…

    • 9328 Words
    • 25 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Christmas

    • 516 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Ngwudike English 104 03-05-2013 Commercializing Christmas The season of love and giving hit the shopping malls on Black Friday; the stores fill with the latest gifts and the bargain shoppers begin the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift. Americans across the country mark this season, senselessly “buying” love for one another, while simultaneously degrading the very spirit of the holiday season: love. Thus, as the bells toll for the Christmas cheer, the deepening greed of our culture begins…

    • 516 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    "A Christmas Carol", it is about a old greedy man who only cared about money. Then three ghost shows up, first his old friend Jacob Marly shows up at there house and Scrooge first sees Jacob Marly on his door then all his pictures that had faces, Jacob Marly's face would be on that picture where the face is supposed to be. The second ghost was the ghost of the present, the ghost of the present shows Scrooge that on Christmas his family talks bad about him because he never says Merry Christmas or…

    • 111 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Christmas

    • 420 Words
    • 2 Pages

    I liked the cement mixer and played with it as much as or more than I played with the other toy vehicles I owned. At some point, several weeks or months after Christmas, however, my biological parents led me to believe that it was a magic and/or highly unusual cement mixer. Probably my mother told me this in a moment of adult boredom or whimsy, and then my father came home from work and joined in, also in a whimsical way. The magic—which my mother likely reported to me from her vantage on our living…

    • 420 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    A Christmas Carol By: Charles Dickens Many memories run through Scrooge’s head on Christmas Eve. He is always cranky and never appreciates anything. Ever since his partner Jacob Marley past away he turned into a mean bitter old man. He is so mean that if Bob Cratchit wants money he will have to work on Christmas day. For being that way Bob pays a little visit saying that 3 ghosts will visit him to teach him a listen. The first is Ghost of Christmas Past and he shows him how lonely he…

    • 305 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Christmas is celebrated differently around the world. I'm going to compare my Christmas holiday traditions to French holiday traditions. The holiday tradition for christmas in my family starts on Christmas eve, since I have little brother and sisters we bake cookies for santa and set the milk out and we even put reindoor food out! (It's glitter and trail mix) When me and my siblings have finally fell asleep, my parents put out nthe gifts they don't wrap the ones from santa so it looks more realistic…

    • 342 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Christmas Tree

    • 2464 Words
    • 10 Pages

    | Christmas | Diwali Christmas Festival» Christmas Festival- The Origin of Christmas- The History of Christmas- Christmas Story- Christmas Tradition- The Religious Aspect of Xmas- 12 days of Christmas- Significance of Christmas- Christmas Day in the Morning- Jesus Christ- Mary Mother of Jesus- About Santa Claus- The Christmas Tree» Christmas Celebrations- Christmas Eve Celebration- Christmas Day- The Tradition of Gifting- Christmas Gifts- Christmas Gift Ideas- Christmas Shopping- Christmas Song- Christmas…

    • 2464 Words
    • 10 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Evolution Of Christmas

    • 1609 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Winston Churchill once said, “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” As the big day draws near, it is important to reflect on the roots of the global holiday as well as the direction in which it is heading. Christmas is a tradition rooted deep in the history of western society. It has undergone many changes since it’s earliest celebrations. Even today, the holiday is constantly changing. Each year brings new innovations to Christmas. In the dawn of the holiday, it was minor…

    • 1609 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Pagan Christmas

    • 804 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Literature “The Origins of Christmas” Christmas is a holiday celebrated by members of the religion of Christianity. The holiday acknowledges the birth of the Christian prophet Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on December 25th by an estimated two billion members of the Christian religion. The holiday is also celebrated by many non-Christians, who highlight the secular aspects of the holiday. Many of the symbols, traditions, and rituals widely attributed to Christmas have been discovered by scholars…

    • 804 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays