Ukrainian SIG and Christmas Eve celebration
- Hi all with Ukrainian roots and those who wish to help us celebrate
Christmas Eve according to the Julian calendar!
It is never too early to start planning and since George announced it at the
meeting, it is official. We are invited to show off our heritage and give a
sample of our cooking.
Tonight I received a new contact for our growing group. Not only is he
knowledgeable about Ukrainian history, his non-Ukrainian wife (or at least
she thought she was until she traced one line back from the British Isles to
Kiev) apparently is a wonderful Ukrainian cook and he is not too bad
himself - says he makes the best holubtsi (aka cabbage rolls) around. So I
told him they were both officially volunteered!
Mertie Beatty will make her kutia, which she served last Christmas Eve and
the best I ever tasted. So we have a few cooks, however, to give a taste to
hundreds - we need some planning. I would like to arrange a SIG meeting in
early November (perhaps we can find some space in the church before the
Please let me know if you would like to volunteer to make one of the 12
traditional Christmas Eve dishes (I will send out a list of what qualifies
later) or if you have Ukrainian objects or artifacts to show at this event.
Also don't forget to visit the Ukrainian SIG table at Family Roots. I will
have the put out the list of dishes there and a sign-up sheet for the SIG
and for the cooking!
How do we top the Christmas Eve celebration? I am hoping it will be by a
pysanky making event just before Easter. If anyone knows an expert willing
to help us make our own decorated Easter eggs, please let me know so we can
sign him or her up to teach the rest of us.
Xenia Stanford (president@...)
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