Merry Christmas to my family and friends!
’z Rizdvom Khrystovym’ if you speak Ukrainian
Some older folks will also say, ’Kristos Razdayestsya’, which is
‘Christ is born’.
While we won’t be exchanging more gifts or eating the traditional meal, I do like to honour my dad and my grandparents by being mindful of my heritage. My Grandparents were both born in Canada, but their parents arrived here with little more than a suitcase in 1899.
Growing up, my grandpa John lived with us and we always left our tree up for Ukrainian Christmas and so I still do too. More Christmas? Why not? It’s fun to be Ukrainian.