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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

How I celebrate Christmas in Ukraine | BLOGMAS 6&7

Hello, guys! It's the last post of my little blogmas. Hope you had fun with me the first week of the year and I added you a little more of Christmas spirit. 
So yeah, Ukrainian Christmas was yesterday and I actually almost slept all day and even was alone, as everybody else went to relatives to celebrate and, unfortunately, my gum very swelled and hurted, so Christmas went not as planned. But it's okay, as Christmas eve was great and on Christmas I still had a lot of food (that was hurt to eat, so after breakfast I decided not to eat all day:D), I rested from everyone , watch an interesting travel show and slept most of the time, because if you have a lot of sleep, almost eveything stops hurting. Believe me, I slept two days and feel great. 😄

Actually the real reason why I am doing this post is to write a little about how people in Ukraine celebrate Christmas. Tell me if in your country people doing something similar. I think it's interesting!

First, our Christmas eve starts from moment you can see a first star in the sky, so when it's in the sky you can finally eat festive food. All hungry people and kids love to search for the first star. I was doing it, when was younger.
On the table should be at least 12 meals or more, they represent Jesus's 12 disciples. The main one is kutia. You should try at least 3 spoons of it before you eat other food. It's usually made from wheat, honey, halva e.t.c.
Since Christmas kids and people from church love to sing carols, you should give them a little bit of money for this. Just like on Halloween but money instead of candy. But you can give sweets too. By the way, one of the most carols ''Carol of the bells'' is originally Ukrainian carol and called ''Schedrik'' and have absolutely different lyrics. I like both, but Ukrainian one is more unusual to me.
Boys since New Year day can ''sow'' seeds houses, but girls only can since Christmas.
Also predictions is big part of Christmas for young girls who love mystery. We have many ways to predict future these days, but the most scary one when an unmarried girl should sit alone darkness with a mirror and a candle and look in that mirror before she will see a spirit in the mirror that will be look the same as her future husband. After you see him you should say something like ''fuck you'', so spirit will escape and won't hurt you.
By the way, we tried to predict our future with my niece and signs said that somebody gonna propose me in spring or autumn, while my niece will meet her love this year but should wait many years before her wedding haha. Also it's said I'll move out. So that's it! ⛄

Saturday, January 6, 2018


 Hello, guys! It's Christmas eve here today, so I acvtually don't have much of time to wrote a lot of text like the last times, but want to share with you a lot of photos I took in the center of my city. I really liked decorations when I was the first time, but I saw everything in daylight, so I wanted to visit this place again to see in the evening. Camera doesn't show the vibe on 100%, but it looked like a fairytale.
I had fun, despate, I had little failures during the whole day. Like all times when I needed to cross the road light was turning red for 40 seconds and it happend to me more than 5 times that evening. And after the long walk I was so tired and happy that I already on the bus on my way home, but a driver didn't say that he's not going to my street anymore and I even was even more far away from house on another side of the city. Plus, I had very awkward moment in bakery when I thought about something and a salelady asked me what I'm going to buy and I said ''ball'' instead of ''bread''. It was very weird and awkward...

Blue and yellow as flag of Ukraine.

I found there beautiful tiny notebooks, you can use as Christmas tree toys. I thought it's super cute, so I get two for me and my niece. She in love with glittery notebook with stars.
And there were different cool teas with good prices. Way cheaper than at stores. There are rose petals, daisies and other flowers.
Also I tried this natural juice, that's very good and tasty, while I've never eaten a worse doughnut. 

Friday, January 5, 2018


These days it's very hard to keep blogging. I didn't have the Internet again. It's weird, usually, it happens like one time in the year. For some reasons it wants to happen when I do blogmas. Meh.

Today I wanted to talk about dreams we see at night. Especially about dreams we see these days. January is like the month of prophetic dreams. Especially the first part. I knew it all my life. So it's the best time to predict your future (in Ukraine we have many ways to get know about future during winter holidays). Also these days signs in dreams are more powerful. 

Reason I talk about this - I had a weird dream in the first night of the year. I don't remember that I ever had a dream in New Year's night (probably because I almost don't sleep that night). 
I googled that dream in the first night is showing  things will happen this year. There is no way that this will happen already this year, but meaning of it... who knows! I hope so! It was almost impossible to find information about meaning of this dream, because, as I said, it's very weird.
Meaning I found: either I'll win something big, will get good money and happiness, either I'll get.. pregnant (no way!). It's so different haha!
Another reason why I though this dream could mean something is that was about a human I didn't think a lot of time, especially, during New Year's eve! So it's definetely tales of my brain.
That's about a girl we were very close since I remember myself to time she started to date boys and you know how it happens, she didn't need me anymore... I was very mad at her and we had fracas, but we reсently started to greet each other, as it was a long time ago, I don't care about this situation anymore.
So it's suprised she was in my New Year's dream. Shortly, everything seemed very real, I saw every detail of her flat and felt things. She looked very tired, sick and skinny and she had a few months baby and had nobody to help her, and although I was still a little mad at her and I was trying to be nice to her and to help her, as I felt sad about all her situation.

Maybe it just means we will have better relations, but I prefere to win lottery as meaning of the dream promises haha!

Did you have some weird dreams during these days or even in New Year's night?
Love this strawberry thing for tea I've got from my sister for New Year.
If you wonder what I do mostly when I don't have the Internet - I do sand pictures with my niece haha! I think I like it even more than my niece does.
Look at this minion! It's so cute! For some reasons the camera doesn't show right size, but it's half of me!

Did you ever go to the shop for something and bought the whole store except that thing? It's me when I went for super girl and ended with the fact I didn't find it, but have two bags of gifts for my niece's birthday.
Also I really wanted a kinder, cause I didn't eat this a million years and never bought for myself, actually. I've got a nice Hello Kitty in the bathroom hehe!
A little bit of decoration I decorated with my niece, so it's now look like Blogmas. ☃

Drawing of my niece's (How many times I said niece? Sorry but while she has winter holidays I almost always with her) drawing gives really great holiday vibes.

The next blogmas will be super festive, hope, I'll have the Internet, LOL!

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