Today is Ukrainian Christmas Eve (and, of course, Christmas Eve for other countries, too). We’re Ukrainian Catholic (though not very good at practicing our religion!) – people often make the mistake of thinking it is ‘Orthodox Christmas’. It’s drives me batty how the media reports it that way every year, and also with Easter. It’s all about following an older calendar, not the Orthodox religion.
Most of the celebrating is done on the 6th, rather than on Christmas Day.
Anyway, Saturday night was spent baking, and Sunday was spent making the traditional Ukrainian foods. Here are some of our finished varenyky, taken yesterday afternoon.