Holidays and Customs

  • 7 May 2013, 21:55 | Reports | 

    The Ukrainian Church in London is a Ukrainian World in the British Capital

    Maybe it sounds unexpected, but the Ukrainian church can be considered a symbol of globalization. In fact, in every country of the world where there is at least a small Ukrainian community, one of the centers of Ukrainian life is the church.

  • 5 January 2012, 12:53 | Holidays and Customs | 

    Ukrainian Christmas traditions

    Among the Ukrainians, the most beloved of all festivities is Christmas which covers a cycle of important fest days, centering around family and agricultural modes of life, is very colourful, being the most important part of Christmas.

  • 8 March 2011, 14:32 | Holidays and Customs | 

    Lent as our gift to God

    On Monday, the Orthodox Christians started the Lent which will last for seven weeks. What is a fast, why is it observed and how should one do it?

  • 13 January 2011, 19:28 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Feast of Circumcision of Our Lord celebrated

    The churches that follow the Julian Calendar mark the feasts of Circumcision of the Lord and the Holy Name of Jesus on January 14. On the same day, they commemorate one of the church fathers, St. Basil the Great.

  • 7 September 2007, 15:43 | Holidays and Customs | 

    Annual cycle of church holy days is a system of spiritual self-perfection bringing us closer to holiness

    Oleksandr KOZLOVSKYI (Ukrinform) and Archimandrite YEVSTRATII (Zoria) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) talk about the liturgical year and the significance of holy days in the life of Christians.

  • 20 January 2005, 18:21 | Holidays and Customs | 

    Crimean Tatars Celebrate Kurban-Bairam

    “On January 20 the whole Muslim world is celebrating the Holiday of Sacrifice. The Crimean Tatars name this holiday Kurban-Bairam,” Elzara Abdurmanova writes .