Under the old Julian calendar used by the Orthodox Christian Church, today is Christmas Day. On the Canadian prairies, we simply refer to it as Ukrainian Christmas since they are the largest group who celebrate the occasion here.
You all know what a major Ukrainian wannabe I am, so I'm celebrating too -- okay, maybe not Christmas per se, but I'm celebrating Ukrainian culture. Like their fabulously ornate traditional dress (although I suspect photoshop may have been involved here) . . .
. . . their hearty stick-to-your-ribs food . . .
. . . and their high energy music! Give a listen to this wonderful traditional Ukrainian folk song performed with rock flourishes -- you'll recognize the tune as "Those Were the Days, My Friend" which is the name by which we know "Davni Chasy" in English.
Thanks to Professor Chaos at The Daily Irritant for introducing me to this music on his blog. If you want to hear more music by this British indie rock group, click here to go to his post containing more videos.