Ukrainian Christmas – Rizdvo ГНІХ

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Date(s) - Sunday, January 7, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church


Beginning 2017, Ukrainian Christmas festivities start on Christmas Eve, which is celebrated on 24 December following the Gregorian calendar in official use in the Western Christian communities of Ukraine. The Christmas celebrations end on 19 January, the date of “Jordan” or Epiphany in the Julian calendar.[1]

Both the December 25 Western Christianity Christmas day and the January 7 Christmas day of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Greek Catholic Churches following the Julian Calendar, are public holidays in Ukraine.[2][3] With these two holiday dates the Ukrainian Christmas period lasts for an extended period, with the celebrations starting on December 6, the Western Christian observance of the Feast of Saint Nicholas and ending on the aformentioned January 19 the following year. – Wikipedia

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