Ukrainian Christmas

This exhibit was displayed at the Ukrainian Pavilion during Heritage Days 2018. The exhibit won first prize for arts and crafts displays.

St. Andrew’s Day День Андрія (Калита) December 13th on the Julian Calendar

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St. Andrew’s Day rituals revolve around the tradition of “kalyta biting” performed by youth. The kalyta is a round flat cake covered with honey and poppy seeds that is hung by a ribbon. Young men try to bite off the largest piece of kalyta possible in the hopes that who ever successfully does so will be blessed with a happy marriage.