Friday, 7 January 2011

Happy Ukrainian Christmas!


When you're Ukrainian, you get to celebrate Christmas twice! Once on December 25th according to the current Gregorian calendar and again two weeks later on January 7th under the old Julian calendar. Sweet, eh?

Now, I am not Ukrainian. I don't have even a single drop of Ukrainian blood in my heritage. But I am a major Ukrainian WANNABE! I love Ukrainian culture and food. And I've dated more Ukrainians than you can shake a stick at -- including my Rare One. All four of her grandparents emigrated straight from the Ukraine, making her pedigree 100% Ukrainian-Canadian. SWOON!

Tonight we are going with a multicultural bunch of friends to a charming local Ukrainian restaurant where, once again, we will eat the traditional 12 meat-and-dairy-free dishes which celebrate Ukrainian Christmas. If you're interested in all the details and symbolism of the meal, please check out my last year's posts (found here and here).

Multiculturalism? Psshht! EVERYONE is Ukrainian on Ukrainian Christmas!


30 comments:

faerwillow said...

~you mean we can all celebrate!!! hhhmmm looks like i have some last minute planning to do...wishing you and yours a wonderful ukrainian
christmas...may you enjoy the day being surrounded by those you love and laugh with!!! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

mxtodis123 said...

Ah, yes, I remember. Enjoy.
Mary

Snap said...

What fun! Enjoy!

Dark Mother said...

Have a blast with your Ukranian hottie!

knitwit said...

Happy Ukrainian Christmas! Enjoy!

Jeanne said...

A 2nd Christmas? Most Awesome!
Enjoy the Day! :0)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Cheers to a wonderful Ukrainian Christmas!

laughingwolf said...

belated happy xmas!

BugginWord said...

So if I was Ukranian I would have ignored not one but two Christmases this year? Sheesh. Good thing I'm a mutt. I'm going to assume my native american chunk cancels out all the other stuff.

Cora said...

If you cannot *be* Ukranian, be *with* an Ukranian! Happy 2nd Christmas to you and your Rare One <3

My Grama's Soul said...

Never had Ukrainian food...must try this!!

Xo

Jo

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

And a very happy Ukrainian Christmas, to you and yours!

Gentle Jan. hugs...

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

Veseloho Vam Rizdva

Debra She Who Seeks said...

YDG, I'm impressed!

Twain12 said...

have a great time

Jabacue said...

Have a great time Debra at the 'feast' tonight. Watch those pirogies
Jim

BelladonnasJoy said...

Yes, I also love the Ukrainian people and their food. One of the sweetest guys I ever dated was Ukrainian. Kolbassa and Perogies, yum. We still eat that food from time to time. But I learned that when I lived in Alberta.

Great way to catch up if you missed anyone on your gift list. Have fun!

Ellie said...

I'm 1/2 Ukrainian. But we never celebrated both :(

Hope you have a great time. Happy Ukrainian Christmas!

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

I missed a Russian Christmas party on the 6th, still kickin' myself at missing out on the lovelies...

Anyway, anyway, anyway - I'm back, although looking a little different. I will keep my previous identity a secret for now, unless you are ultra clever!

Glad to have the chance to stop by again sister ;)

sophie...^5 said...

I'll take a pirogi anytime!

effortisoffering said...

Have a wicked time! =D

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...now that is sweet

:-)

enjoy

kary and teddy
xxx

Sandra said...

Yes, my Ukrainian step-father is getting sloshed as I write this, celebrating Ukrainian Christmas! Hurray for more Christmas, 'cause the first time wasn't enough!

Patsy said...

Happy Celebrations! :o)

LauraX said...

I remember the feast you wrote about last year...enjoy this time of extended/expanded? celebration!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I liked your commented words so much, that I added them, to my post. With a thankyou and link to you, of course.

Gotta' grab brilliance, where we find it! Especially when it isn't so easily coming out of my own head. :-)

Thank you, my Friend!

Bernie said...

Have a wonderful time, tha wind is brutal, be warm....:-)Hugs

theviolethourmusings said...

You mean you can't remember that Ukrainian past life?

Elena said...

Love coming to learn so much here. Hope you had a fab time. Thank you very much for the ecard...I hope you like the little gift. I was nervous about it as you know. And thank you for the blog comment. Yes! The kids know...

Blueberry said...

An extra holiday!! Hope it was wonderful!