Tag Archives: Kalach

Why Ukrainians honor bread so much? Discover the world of traditions

In Ukraine bread is the symbol of life. Since ancient times it was highly honored. Ukrainians call the bread “saint/holy”, “gift from above”, “father”, “breadwinner”, and “head.” In Ukraine none important event happens without bread.

Symbolizing life in rituals and traditions, bread has been...

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Christmas Kalach

rojdestvkalachThere is a tradition in Ukraine to present kalach when visiting relatives and friends during Christmas and New Year holidays.

Of course, there is a wide choice in shops. However there is nothing like flavorful, golden, and sweet homemade kalach. Real...

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Kalach

Ritual bread recipeKalach – is considered to be ritual bread, one of the main attributes on weddings and some other Ukrainian feasts. Kalach usually has theoval form with a hole in the middle. It is mostly popular in...

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