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Ukrainian Christmas Eve Tradition

Ukrainian Christmas Eve is not only very rich in traditional foods prepared freshly that day (today in our busy lifestyle most of us prepare many food items ahead of time), and shared by the family during the Christmas Eve 12-course meatless dinner, but also myriad traditions are practiced before and after the meal.

Saving Energy – Home Improvements

If you are like us and looking for ways to lower those ever-rising energy bills yet strive to keep your home comfortable, you need to begin with a professional Home Energy Audit of your residence.  These guys are very diligent in locating spots in your home where your all-paid-for heat and cold air are escaping to the outside.  They also offer many suggestions for remedying these problem areas in your home.

Ukrainian-Jewish Wedding – Byzantine and Jewish Symbolism

Today, I will quote from the Wedding Ceremony Program booklet, prepared by the Bride and Groom, especially for their wedding, to give you a better understanding of the similarities between the Byzantine and the Jewish wedding ceremony traditions.

Ukrainian-Irish Wedding Traditions

I really enjoy weddings with numerous special traditions, intertwined with the usual wedding traditions, such as the cutting of the wedding cake, the garter and bouquet tossing, the mother-son dance, the father-daughter dance, etc.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers, Mother’s-to-be, Mothers-in-law, Stepmothers, Godmothers, Grandmothers, and all the special people who act as MOTHERS!

Please enjoy this breathtaking poem.

A baby asked God,
‘They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow,
but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?’