The symbolism of bread in the Ukrainian culture

  Bread for Ukrainians is not only an integral part of the meal but also a national heritage. It is called "God's gift," "breadwinner," and "holy" and is perceived as a symbol of life. Therefore, bread is not only an everyday food product but also an element of various rituals....

Why do 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 used to bless newly married couples,...