Christmas is considered to be one of the greatest holidays in Ukraine. This is a magical holiday of love and hope, which Ukrainians celebrate among family and friends. This holiday symbolizes the birthday of Jesus Christ, who became man to save people around the world.
Traditions of celebrating Christmas in Ukraine
Both adults and children carefully prepare for this holiday, following the traditions passed down from generation to generation. On the eve of Christmas, the Holy Supper is traditionally prepared, with the obligatory attribute of which are 12 fasting meals on the table. The main of which is the corner.
On January 6, with the appearance of the first star, the host lights a candle, blesses the dinner and begins to taste the corner first. After it, you can move on to other dishes, such as borsch, fish, mushrooms, dumplings, stewed cabbage and others. Most children are waiting for the supply of fragrant donuts with jelly.
Traditionally, the table is covered with a tablecloth, and garlic cloves are placed in the corners to protect against evil spirits and diseases. Also on Christmas Eve they bring home a diduch, which symbolizes prosperity, harvest and is a talisman of the family.
And this evening children and adults go to the Nativity Scene and announce the birth of Christ, singing carols. They wish the owners happiness, health and prosperity, for which they are endowed with sweets and money. On the morning of January 7, everyone is greeted with the phrase “Christ is Born!” and in response we hear “Praise him!” The whole family gathers at the church, and merry laughter and Christmas carols are heard everywhere.
Where to go for Christmas in the Carpathians?
To fully experience the festive atmosphere, come to the Carpathians, where the power of nature fills with the spirit of kindness and gives vitality. Every year, the TAOR Karpaty Resort & Spa ****, located in the heart of the Carpathians, surrounded by mountain forests and the river Stryi, organizes a rich holiday program for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Entertaining and creative master classes with our animator, culinary master classes in the restaurant, outdoor activities and performances by actors of the Lviv Academic Regional Music and Drama Theater of Yuri Drohobych.
New Year and Christmas holidays at the hotel TAOR Karpaty Resort & Spa ****
December 29 – January 9, 2022 – New Year and Christmas season at the hotel TAOR Karpaty Resort & Spa ****, full of various attractions.
We have prepared for you:
- Board games, contests and quizzes
- Creative master classes
- Outdoor activities and quests in the area
- Floristic master class
- Culinary master classes in our restaurant
- Creation of a Christmas eco-tree from Carpathian herbs
- New Year’s aqua make-up and a fun program on New Year’s Eve
- Bow Tournament
- Discount for visiting the quest room
- Delicious food in our renovated restaurant
Visit and admire with your own eyes the beauty of the Carpathian mountains and immerse yourself in a real carefree vacation.
January is full of holiday programs:
- January 6-7 – Christmas Eve and Christmas – atmospheric action and celebration with family
- January 13 – Feast of Malanka or Generous Evening – fun walks and goats
- January 19 – Jordan – swimming in the ice-hole to heal and cleanse from all ailments and negative emotions
It’s time to return to nature… The Carpathians are calling!