Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

Ivana Kupala Night – when miracles revive

If you travel Ukraine in Summer, around 6-7th of July, don’t miss the spectacular celebration of Ivana Kupala Night! Actually, this is the ancient pagan tradition, which was renovated into one of the native Christian celebrations. It’s loved by locals and deeply impresses foreigners with its fascinating rituals, intertwined with national folklore, and enriched with modern special effects.
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10

05 2013

Velykden – Ukrainian Easter

Velykden’ (Easter) is the most cheerful religious holiday for orthodox believers in Ukraine. While travelling the country during this time, you’ll have an exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique atmosphere of this holiday!
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05 2013

Catholic Ukraine

Originally, Ukrainians confessed Eastern version of Christianity, after it was brought from Byzantium by Greek monk missionaries. Thus, the nation has always belonged to Orthodox church under the authority of the Greek patriarch of Constantinople.
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04 2013

Muslim Ukraine

Modern Ukraine belongs to those European countries which have their own native Muslim population. Islam in Ukraine has more than a thousand years of history. But over time this religion and culture existed illegally in Ukraine, which led to its downfall. Modern Ukraine is home to near 2 millions of Islam followers.
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10

03 2011

Jewish Ukraine

Jews are among the most common characters of many classical Ukrainian books. It’s natural, because Jewish people used to inhabit the major part of today’s Ukraine since the ancient times until late XX century. Ukrainian social and political environment hasn’t always been friendly to Jews. But the nation has managed to survive, keep its identity and leave many distinctive cultural attractions.
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02 2011