My family and I live in Ukraine, Kiev region. This holiday has deep roots in Ukrainian culture and has been celebrated since the 11th century and the times of Kievan Rus. Impure forces then try to drive away and scare the man ie; wind, noise, blowing small rocks and twigs.
Taxis and public transport options are generally available but it is best to check with the relevant transport authorities on schedules and ticket availability.
Usually it is the branch of a willow, cherry or ash tree, decorated by field flowers, paper ribbons, and burning candles.
Such bravery rewards the person who did this to inherit the power to see how trees walk from one place to another. The day starts with meetings held next to each school.
December 31, The Ukrainian carol 'Shchedryk' is where the popular 'Carol of the Bells' came from.
The Soviet authorities banned the traditional rituals of the New Year, considering them to be part of a religious cult. It is day to honor the memory of Great Patriotic War heroes. It will not, however, be able to overcome the outlined circle. On January 6, at the meatless Christmas Dinner, alcohol is also forbidden, so most often Ukrainians drink uzvar.