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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ukraine Celebrates Easter

Today, Ukraine, along with other Orthodox countries, celebrates Easter. Known as Velykden, Easter starts with an all-night vigil, preceded by weeks of rigorous fasting required by the Church.

The traditional Ukrainian Easter table
showcases pysankas or krashankas (Easter eggs) and paskas (Easter bread), as pictured above. People greet each other by saying "Khrystos voskres!" (Christ is risen) and replying "voistynu voskres!" (He is truly risen).

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