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....

Ukrainian wedding – Unique traditions, rich culture

The traditions of Ukrainian wedding have formed for centuries. In the course of time, some of them have changed as people, their preferences, and lifestyle change with time. Yet main customs of celebrations have gone through years and even centuries and remained the same. For instance, big rich weddings are...

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...