🎄Holidays are still happening in #Ukraine. 🇺🇦 Today’s post is on Old New Year, the holiday with probably the most confusing name. It was on the 13-14th of January, but I got too swamped with work. 👹As soon as it gets dark, they come out. Dressed up young adults (that is - whoever doesn’t feel too old to have fun) visit houses just like they did with carols, but this time it’s more of a short performance - here’s where Christian traditions meet Pagan ones in the West. 🐱Feed all domestic animals “until they puke”, as it is sometimes said. The belief is that on the night of 13-14th they tell God how they’re being treated by humans. Whoever tries to overhear it, dies.
What happened to the dumpling in my photo? 🐾 🐈 🥟 Cats. Feed them well again on the 14th. Make potato dumplings, put notes with a name of an unmarried girl under each, and place them on a washing board on the floor. (Anyone remembers what it is?😆) Let the cat in. Whose dumplings get eaten, gets married the same year. (Cat once ate it WITH the paper... that girl did get married that year under urgent circumstances😂). Cousin force-fed my dumpling to cat when he knew I had a major crush. (didn’t work, thanks God)
One more holiday coming up...that one is cold and wet. Just wait for it. ❄️ #Ukrainian #ukrainianholidays #ukrainiantraditions #carpathian #carpathianmountains #hometown #oldnewyear #malanka #melanka #yaremche #carpathiangirl #ukrainianchristmas #меланка #маланка #карпати #яремче #cat #instacat #catbeliefs #catsuperstitions #catstories