"Christmas in Ukraine: customs and traditions"Завантажити презентацію
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Ring out wild bells By Lord Tennyson Ring out wild bells, to the wild sky The flying cloud, the frost light The year is dying in the night Ring out wild bells, across the snow, Ring out the old ring in the new Ring happy bells across the snow The year is going, let him go. Ring out the false, ring the true Ring out the grief that saps the mind For those that here we see no more; Ring out the feud of rich and poor Ring is redress to all mankind.
Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright, Round your virgin, mother and child, Holy infant, so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight. Glory streams from heaven afar. Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah, Christ the Saviour is born. Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light. Radiant beams from thy holy face. With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Do you know Christmas ABC? M for the Music, merry and clear; E for the Eve, the crown of the year; R for the Romping of bright girls and boys; R for the Reindeer that bring them the toys; Y for the Yule log softly aglow. C for the Cold of the sky and the snow; H for the Hearth where they hang up the hose; R for the Reel which the old folks propose; I for the Icicles seen through the pane; S for the Sleigh bells, with tinkling refrain; T for the Tree with gifts all abloom; M for the Mistletoe hung in the room; A for the Anthems we all love to hear; S for St. Nicholas – joy of the year!
History of Christmas. For the Ukrainian people Christmas is the most important family holiday. It is celebrated according to ancient customs that have come down through the ages and are still observed today. Christianity was introduced in 988 A.D. This day was a festival long before Christianity, because ancient people believed that this was the time when the Sun god started his journey back to Earth. The church accepted many ancient customs as part of the Christian holidays (Feasts of Winter Solstice). This is why Ukrainian customs are quite unique and deeply symbolic.