Arts & Culture
"Ukrainian Minstrels: and the blind shall sing" by Natalie Kononenko
Virtual Bandura Museum
More N. Kononenko fotos at U. of Virginia
Learn about the Feast of St. Nicholas, Christmas Eve Vechera (Dinner),
caroling, ornaments, and Malanka (New Year's).
Holy Days, traditions, pysanky, recipes, ...
Kobzari are folk professional minstrels unique to Ukraine -- special because they were blind. Compiled by Natalie Kononenko
- Wedding FAQ
This "FAQ" of the Ukrainian traditions was compiled
by for the benefit of the non-Ukrainian guests attending
a Ukrainian wedding in North America. Welcome to Tanya and Koko’s wedding!
- Wedding I
Traditional wedding rituals from Central Ukraine compiled by
Natalie Kononenko, professor of Slavic Languages,
Literatures, and Folklore at the University of Virginia
- Wedding II More Wedding Photos
Compiled by Natalie Kononenko
- Wedding III
Images from another traditional Ukrainian village wedding.
Varenyky (dumplings/pierogies), holubtsi (stuffed cabbage), borshch (beet soup) and more, brought to you by the folks at the Ukrainian Heritage Festival in Yonkers, NY.
- Message Board "Ask Pani Natalka"
Ukrainian traditions, folklore bulletin board. Ask "pani Natalka" your questions about
traditional Ukrainian weddings, symbolism in Ukrainian folklore, or information on
obscure rituals by posting to this bulletin board.