If you've been wanting to learn Ukrainian Christmas greetings, but you don't know where to start, then you've come to the right place. Here, you will not only learn Ukrainian, but you will learn some handy phrases that you can use with friends and family.
Anyone who has experience with the Ukrainian language knows how special it is, so it's our treat to be teaching you this. To start learning Ukrainian, make sure to keep reading!
Before you start learning how to say Ukrainian Christmas greetings, you should know some of the Christmas traditions in the country.
For example, do Ukrainians buy a Christmas tree and put it in their living room? Is it customary to exchange gifts on December 25th? Christmas is celebrated differently all around the world, so you can never assume that just because one country celebrates a holiday one way, another country does the same.
The celebration of Christmas will not be complete if this Ukrainian staple is not served and eaten. Kutia is a dish that is made up of poppy seeds and wheat grains. Considered by many to be "God's dish", this meal is served during the Christmas season to symbolize unity and victory.
Although this dish is very popular in Ukraine, you can also find it in other parts of Eastern Europe.
Typically, Christmas is always celebrated on the 25th of December. However, when you live or visit Ukraine during this season, it can be celebrated on either the 25th of December or the 7th of January.
This is due to the fact that there are various churches that follow other calendars. For example, if you come from an Orthodox church, they celebrate Christmas on January 7th. This is what's known as an "Orthodox Christmas". That being said, if you love the Christmas season, then you should definitely go to Ukraine where they celebrate it twice!
Symbolizing the 12 apostles, it is very common to see 12 varieties of dishes when you sit down for dinner in a typical Ukrainian household.
Besides singing Christmas carols and giving gifts to one another, Ukrainians also celebrate the season by preparing and eating big feasts. What's most important to Ukrainians is spending time with loved one's and savoring the moment.
Now that you know some Ukrainian Christmas traditions, it's time to learn the corresponding greetings!
|Filled with love and peace, Merry Christmas to you and your family!||Сповнене любові та миру, вітаю Вас і Вашу родину з Різдвом Христовим! (Spovnene lyubovi ta myru, vitayu Vas i Vashu rodynu z Rizdvom Khrystovym!)|
|Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year to you!||Веселого Різдва та щасливого Нового року вам! (Veseloho Rizdva ta shchaslyvoho Novoho roku vam!)|
|Have a jolly Christmas!||Веселого Різдва! (Veseloho Rizdva!)|
|Happy holidays!||Щасливих свят! (Shchaslyvykh svyat!)|
|May this day be full of peace and love, Merry Christmas!||Нехай цей день буде сповнений миру та любові, з Різдвом Христовим! (Nekhay tsey denʹ bude spovnenyy myru ta lyubovi, z Rizdvom Khrystovym!)|
|I wish you a merry and joyous Christmas!||Бажаю вам веселого та радісного Різдва! (Bazhayu vam veseloho ta radisnoho Rizdva!)|
|Have a very Merry Christmas full of love, peace, and happiness!||Веселого Різдва, повного любові, миру та щастя! (Veseloho Rizdva, povnoho lyubovi, myru ta shchastya!)|
|I wish you so much happiness and prosperity in this season of love, Merry Christmas!||Бажаю тобі стільки щастя й процвітання в цю пору кохання, з Різдвом Христовим! (Bazhayu tobi stilʹky shchastya y protsvitannya v tsyu poru kokhannya, z Rizdvom Khrystovym!)|
|Happy holidays to you and your family! May this day be filled with so many memories and love.||Зі святом вас і вашу родину! Нехай це буде сповнене спогадів і любові. (Zi svyatom vas i vashu rodynu! Nekhay tse bude spovnene spohadiv i lyubovi.)|
|In this season of love, I wish you a very merry and happy Christmas!||У цю пору кохання я бажаю вам веселого та щасливого Різдва! (U tsyu poru kokhannya ya bazhayu vam veseloho ta shchaslyvoho Rizdva! )|
With these lovely and heartfelt greetings, you'll surely put a smile on any Ukrainian person's face.
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