On 12th of December in Kiev will be held St Andrew Evenings Holiday - celebration of traditional ritual Ukrainian holiday with work-shops, Ukrainian cuisine, entertainment and concert. The man who take a bit of Kalita bread will spend whole year in love! On St Andrew Evenings girls baked Kalita - white dough cake that was a symbol of happy marriage. Kneading the dough cake each girl thought about her beloved. In the center of Kalita made a hole so that the cake could be hung from the ceiling.
In Lviv, Ukraine, the nation's east-west divide is on display - Los Angeles Times
By Evan Przesiecki of Carleton University. A one-way ticket that cost less than a Big Mac combo got me from Moscow to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. But that doesn't mean Ukraine is cheap or that other stories I heard about the country were true. I remember lugging my rucksack off the baggage belt and walking out to a bus outside the Kyiv Boryspil International Airport. The man at customs stamped my passport and I was on my way in an almost empty bus toward the city centre. I was one of about maybe six or seven people going to the city in the afternoon.
I was searching for flights for a last minute getaway from Riga, and the cheapest direct flight was to Kyiv. Was it safe to visit Ukraine? Google said yes so I quickly booked flights and a hotel.
If this western Ukrainian city of Baroque fountains and cobblestone squares seems like a different country from the eastern rust belt besieged by pro-Russia separatists, that may be because, for most of its history, it was. Chestnut-shaded promenades and pastel-painted villas evoke Budapest, Prague and Vienna, sister cities of the Austro-Hungarian era when Lviv was called Lemberg. The question of what it means to be Ukrainian is central to the dispute that has roiled the country for months, leading to an election Sunday to choose a new president. Petro Poroshenko, who has a commanding lead, is expected to win handily, either by gaining an absolute majority in the first round or in a June runoff.