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...
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,...
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. According to Biblical legends, on this day the Virgin Mary gave birth to...
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...
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...
The first who meet the Christmas are the Christians who live by Gregorian and New Caledian calendar. It is celebrated on December 25 in many countries of the world in honor of the birth of the Son of God, who...
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...

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...
From ancient times an embroidered towel was not only a household item and an ornament of dwelling, but also a sacred protector of Ukrainians. Ukrainians used it in many moments of their life - whether during the birth, whether during...