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Gogu Education

New Year’s Day is a time when many Ukrainians decorate their Christmas tree and buy presents. Children in Ukraine receive gifts from Ded Moroz, which is a similar character to Santa Claus. Many people prepare dinners and arrange parties to celebrate the New Year.

Traditionally, prior to midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, a presidential speech is broadcast nationally. As Ukraine approaches the New Year, many people raise a toast to drink to Welcome the New Year. Fireworks are also lit to celebrate January 1st.

Traditional Ukrainian Christmas festivities start on Christmas Eve, which is celebrated on 6 January, as reckoned by the Julian calendar. The Christmas celebrations end on 19 January, the date of Epiphany, or Yordan in Ukrainian, by the Julian calendar.

Christmas – Різдва

Merry Christmas – Веселого Різдва

Carols – Колядки

New Year – Новий рік

Happy New Year – З Новим роком!

Fireworks – Феєрверк

Gift – Подарунок

Sweets – Солодощі

Wallnut – Горіх

Sweets (gifts) – Гостинці

Christmas Tree – Різдвяна ялинка / Новорічна ялинка

Christmas Tree Ornaments (Decorations) – Ялинкові прикраси

Garland -Гірлянда

Candle – Свічка

Santa Claus – Дід Мороз, Санта-Клаус

Saint Nicholas – Святий Миколай