... a Ukie wannabe. My husband is of Ukrainian decent, born here but speaks fluently (no accent amazingly). Both of my inlaws escaped Ukraine (more dramatic for the Father in law) during WWII.
I do the traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve celebration. Kutya, Holobtsi, Varenyky, etc. Didn't get to learn everything from my MIL before she passed away suddenly. Still regret that But I did watch once when she made the Paska and I made notes of the changes in the Ukrainian cookbook she gave me. I think she watches over my baking. None of my efforts have ever seemed to go smoothly (this year the dough didn't seem to rise too well although the loaves rose well during baking), but it always comes out good. Hoping for more of the same but I could only make three big loaves (tin foil casserole pans are good for this!) so no tasting as two will be gifts and one for the table.
For the Easter Season:
Used to get a laugh with the MIL because both of us often mixed up the Christmas and Easter Greetings.
Where's "here"? I never knew a Ukrainian until I met my husband. We have gone to various celebrations, etc. I am amazed at the size of the Ukrainian community up in Canada, and of the size of the festivals in the NY Catskills. Also have friends in Chicago area.