Ukrainian Winter Holidays

Ukrainian Winter Holidays

| 22 min
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This short documentary offers a glimpse into the Ukrainian communities of the Canadian prairies during the 1940s, specifically their rituals surrounding Christmas. Still following the Julian calendar, they celebrate Christmas on the seventh of January. On Christmas Eve, they eat traditional foods as soon as the first star appears in the sky. They sing carols and dance in costume. And the next day, they gather in Greek Orthodox churches to worship in a solemn service.

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Credits
  • producer
    James Beveridge
  • director
    Laura Boulton
  • camera
    Grant Crabtree
  • musical director
    Laura Boulton