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The time-honored tradition of bread and salt in Ukrainian society

Most countries have their unique customs related to hospitality. For example, Ukraine has a welcoming tradition called “Bread and salt.” Shared with other countries and nations, including different Slavic, Nordic, and Middle Eastern cultures, it means offering a loaf of bread and salt as a sign of great respect to a person they meet. In […]

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Traditional Ukrainian bread palianytsia

What is “palianytsia”? The word “palianytsia” is well-known to every Ukrainian, regardless of age or region of residence. It is perceived as something truly Ukrainian, native, and with a patriotic color. This word holds multiple meanings, so let’s delve into why it is so popular and what Ukrainians might imply when using it. Traditional bread […]