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Posted on January 03, 2014 - almost 6 years ago
Ukrainian Christmas Eve Meal
Ukrainians following the Julian calendar observe Christmas (Rizdvo) on January 7th. One of the most delicious aspects of the celebration of this holy time is the traditional Christmas Eve supper. The meatless dishes number twelve to represent the twelve apostles. They are prepared without animal fat, milk or milk products and follow a period of fasting. Traditional customs include: • A handful of hay is spread on the table to represent the hay of Jesus’ manger and is covered with an embr...
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