Blog Posts

Blog Posts

Join me for some reflections on living a cool Ukrainian life in North America

Ukrainian Recipes and Crafts

Ukrainian Recipes and Crafts

Try creating some Ukrainian embroidery, pysanky, or foods with these tips and how-to hints!

Ukrainian History and Geography

Ukrainian History and Geography

Read about the history of Ukraine and fun places to explore!

Pysanky Symbols and Colours

Introduction to Pysanky Egg Art

It is not clearly understood how pysanky egg art originated. It is believed that more than 2000 years ago, ancient civilizations that inhabited in the area that is now Ukraine worshipped the sun. The people of this pagan civilization viewed the yellow yolk of the egg as similar to the sun, and the white of…

Ukrainian holiday calendar

What Is Up with the Ukrainian Holiday Calendar?

Growing up, my family and I always referred to the Christian holidays as either “English Christmas” or “Ukrainian Christmas” and “English Easter” or “Ukrainian Easter.” The reason for this is because Christmas in Ukraine is celebrated on January 7, and Easter is frequently celebrated on a different day from the rest of the world. The…

The Ukrainian Tryzub: The Official Ukrainian Coat of Arms

The Tryzub is the national symbol and coat of arms of Ukraine. You will see it displayed in a variety of places—on flags, books, posters, and many other items that are of Ukrainian origin. Tryzub (тризуб) is Ukrainian for “trident” and is typically gold on an azure background. Meanings and symbolism of the Trident The…

About Us

Thanks for visiting my website about Ukrainian traditions and customs! Celebrating Christmas and Easter is always a big deal in my home and it is important that I incorporate part of my Ukrainian heritage and share it with my family and friends. I grew up in western Canada and was immersed in Ukrainian culture from…