Beaded necklaces (namysto) are one of the oldest forms of women’s ornaments in Ukraine. They have many names – monysto, busy, korali – testifying to their long history and important role in Ukrainian culture. They are not just adornments,...
Recorded by I.M. Rozvadovsky (born 1918) in Terebovlia in 1978 There was a time when people began falling to the ground and dying one by one. No one knew what caused this disease. A man walks along the road and...
For Ukrainians, it is a special holiday, which is associated with many traditions. On the Ukrainian lands Trinity was celebrated since ancient times. Earlier celebration was called Green Sunday or Semik. On this day people gathered for circle dances, dancing. One...

Wet Monday

The first Monday after Easter, according to ancient Ukrainian tradition is called Wet. This day has always been one of the most fun of the year. Boys doused girls with water, and they gave them in response pysanky. According to...
Stop speaking with surzhik! Ukrainians have very wonderful language, and now we also have a wonderful opportunity to study it perfectly in easy way. For example, there are several applications for our smartphones that will help you to learn a...
In this collection you can also see modern Ukrainian slang , neologisms, jargon and other "fashionable" popular words with their explanation and decryption. If you are learning Ukrainian language, add these words to your daily dictionary and surprise your friends...
The name is an integral part of the personality. And when we speak about the Ukrainian culture, it should be added that the Ukrainian name of person also gives him or her a holy defender, a patron, to whom...
The first who meet the Christmas are the Christians who live by Gregorian and New Caledian calendar. Photo by: velychlviv.com It is celebrated on December 25 in many countries of the world in honor of the birth of the Son...
On December 25th, Catholics of Latin tradition and other Christians who are guided by the Gregorian and New Caledian calendar, are celebrating Jesus' Birth - Christmas Day. Photo by: Shutterstock According to Biblical legends, on this day the Virgin Mary gave...
Formerly, Ukrainians believed that family affection, well-being and prosperity would always reign in a house where the stork is settled and bridled its nest. Also, it was believed that this bird could bring babies to the house. Ukrainians devoted...