Today in Ukraine we celebrate Malanka. What is Malanka?
Malanka is how we celebrate Old New Year. We celebrate Old New Year 13-14 January, according to the Julian calendar. This holiday is one of the celebrations of the holiday season. This holyday is very popular in our villages and in Western Ukraine. It entails lots of food, drinks, carolling and good-natural pranks.Also Malanka includes a travelling Christmas play, or vertep. The children like to take part in vertep.
It is very positive holiday , it is one of Ukraine's great cultural traditions.
Tomorrow the people will continue to celebrate Malanka in the central parks and squares of Kiev.
This New Year Tree you can see in the center of Kiev, in Maydan.