Easter in Ukraine

This 1887 painting of Ukrainian Easter is by Mykola Pymonenko.

Easter in Ukraine is a very significant holiday, with celebrations stretching long before and after the traditional Easter weekend. Ukrainians take baskets to church to be blessed, loaded with traditional foods and decorated with embroidery, candles, and the world-famous pysanky, the hand-painted eggs.

ПимоненкоСтрастныйчетвергUkrainian Easter by Mykola Pymonenko 1887


Yuletide in Ukraine

Yuletide Fortune Tellers in Ukraine in an 1888 painting by Mykola Pymonenko. Ukrainians still celebrate the Christmas season by the old calendar, as do many neighbouring regions.