Holidays in Ukraine
Almost every country has holidays honouring important events in its history.
Some holidays come on the same date, some are movable.
New Year's Day is very popular all over the world. It is my favourite holiday.
We celebrate the first day of
Christmas on the 7th of January. On the 6th of January people cook much
food because the day after we must not work. On this day we have a
sacred supper or Kolyada. It begins when the first star lights up. As
the legend says, this star announced the birth of the God's Son. We
celebrate Christmas for three days. In the evening a group of boys
comes. They sing songs. By these songs they congratulate on holiday.
Another religious holiday is Easter.
It is movable. In Ukraine we have special attributes of Easter: Easter
eggs, we call them "krashanka" and Easter cakes "paska". It is a very
nice spring holiday.
Victory Day is on the 9th of May. It
is a sacred holiday for every Ukrainian citizen. We are thankful to our
grandfathers for the victory.