Speak about Christmas in Ukraine

Year 5

  1. My favourite holiday is Christmas.
  2. It is a beloved family holiday in Ukraine and in our family.
  3. Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January.
  4. This holiday is very special.
  5. The most interesting part of Ukrainian Christmas is Christmas Eve (Sviat Vechir).
  6. Sviata Vecheria, or Holy Supper, is the main Christmas tradition in Ukrainian homes.
  7. All the members of our family should be at home.
  8. Sviata Vecheria begins when the first star appears in the sky.
  9. People usually lay the table with twelve dishes and kutia.
  10. People cook beans, boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes, pyrohy, varenyky, holubtsi, stewed fruit, cabbage soup, millet porridge.
  11. Kutia is a dish of wheat, honey, raisins, nuts and poppy seeds.
  12. At the end of Sviata Vecheria people sing koliadkas, Ukrainian Christmas carols.