How to make Easter Cake in Ukraine: 10 easy recipes

Easter cake in Ukraine is an essential element of celebration of the sacred day. The holiday is very meaningful and sacred in Ukraine. Before daybreak on the celebration morning people carry water, Easter cake and painted eggs into the church to be blessed. Then at home families have a sacred breakfast, and the fact, that this is the first complete meal after Lent, makes it more important. In this way people celebrate Christ’s rising from the dead. Eating, drinking, making Easter cake – easy recipe for happy celebration is as follows. There is a number of the holiday pastry recipes in...

3.02.2015
Holy week in Ukraine: meaning, traditions and customs

More and more people are interested in the traditions associated with the preparation and celebration of holy week and Easter in Ukraine. This holiday is preceded by the Lent - the longest and most rigorous of the four fastings. The last six days of the Lent are the most stringent and rich for traditions. They are known as Holy week. These days are dedicated to preparing for the celebration of Easter. There are many traditions associated with the holy week in Ukraine. According to the customs, people put all things in order inside of the house, in the yard, baked cakes, painted eggs, cooked...

3.02.2015
What to eat during Lent? 7 recipes for fasting

Over the year, Christians should hold on four many daylong fastings. Lent is the most priority and harsh among them. In 2012 it will start on 27 February and last till Easter. The religious should eat only lean food during Lent. That’s why people, who want to hold to this tradition for the first time, wonder for the goods they could eat during Lent. What to eat for fasting? At first, there should be non-animal food. So there is no place for meat, fish, eggs, oil, dairy produce and cultured milk foods. Recipes for fasting could include fish and seafood in Yew Sunday and the...

3.02.2015
Ukrainian Pysanky (Easter Eggs)

Along with embroidered towels and Vyshyvanka, Ukrainian Pysanka (Painted Easter egg) is one of the oldest branches of Ukrainian folk art. The first acquaintance with Ukrainian ornaments reveals common with ornaments of similar objects from a Tripoli culture. Ukrainian tradition of painting Easter eggs is rooted in ancient times, when people have not so much detached from nature. Why the egg? Perhaps that ancient people struck by the appearance of inanimate objects a new life. The symbolism of Easter eggs - a symbolism of joy, and so it has come since ancient pagan times to us. Easter egg...

27.03.2012