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.
Ukrainian Christmas Eve is a very solemn family time, and just as important of a holiday, as Christmas Day.
The day of Ukrainian Christmas Eve is a fasting day, thus no meat is consumed at all, and all the meals are small, and very simple.
Cold weather always seems to kick up our craving for a bowl of hot soup.
Since I already posted several soup recipes in the past, today I will provide pictures of these soups, and links to the respective recipes.
So, get your ingredients together, and stir up a pot of delicious soup for yourself to enjoy on a cold day.
I would like to share links to some of my previous posts about Ukrainian Christmas traditions, as well as few recipes for Ukrainian Traditional Christmas Eve dishes.
One of my readers shared her experience of preparing for, and celebrating Ukrainian Christmas Eve while visiting Switzerland during this Christmas season.