This weekend was Easter…and I decided to celebrate it by going to a Ukrainian Catholic Easter service on Saturday.
You know it’s going to be good and authentically Ukrainian when the van in the parking lot has the license plates “Borsch” on it.
The service was about 3 hours long and was all in Ukrainian. Turns out….I don’t know Ukrainian. But one really cool thing that is unique to Ukrainian culture and Easter is that at the service, everyone brings a basket with a variety of food and goodies inside, and at the end of the service, the priest comes by with his swinging incense and blesses all the baskets. Really cool to witness.
Afterwards, there was a dance performance by the children in the congregation, all dressed up in authentic Ukrainian garb.
I have to say…that seeing small children all dressed up and speaking Ukrainian was one of the most adorable things I witnessed all weekend.
I guess, the point of this post is that….sometimes you don’t have to travel far to get a new cultural experience.