Modern Ukraine culture has a lot in common with Russian and Belarusian cultures. It is quite understandable as all three nations have their historical roots and origins from Kievan Rus, but during the 13th century they began developing as the individual nations they are now.
History demonstrates that every nation tends to create legends and stories about its historical past. Historical events are often interpreted in a way people desire to see them, but that does not mean that this is the way the real events took place.
It is difficult enough to read the historical past, it becomes even more difficult to read when that past covers the long and interesting story that has become the modern history of Ukraine.
To be objective and honest while talking about Ukraine culture, we always have to remember that modern Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians all originated from the common home of Kievan Rus. Many times events in history have separated them and also brought them together again. Today each nation has its own state and its own home, but all of them have the same historical and cultural roots. All of them are Slavs.
How was it possible
not to loose national cultural past under unstable and severe conditions?
Ukraine is presently experiencing a difficult period of transition to a democratic style of life following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Many times in its history Ukraine has gone through extremely turbulent periods. Rather impressively Ukraine culture has managed to survive those historical whirls, even when nobody seemed to care about the condition of its existence.
Sometimes when you are looking for information about Ukraine culture, search engines bring you quite a standard set of its "major attributes", they are, "pysanky " (a painted Easter egg ), Cossacks, bandura (a musical instrument), hopak (Ukrainian dance), borscht (national soup), Chicken Kiev (the famous cooked chicken), and salo (pig fat).
Certainly, each of these items is a small symbol of Ukrainian culture. Though perhaps there are some elements of culture which are much more viable and powerful. They went through centuries of change from one generation to the next, creating and preserving national culture that lasted through these many centuries.
What are these elements of culture? They are just our routine events in our lives: customs, language, literature, music, behaviors, superstitions , moral and spiritual values, beliefs, food, holidays, and more. (For deatils see Related Content below). People don't think about these things every day, they just live the way many generations of their ancestors lived and that is how Ukraine culture can be uniquely identified.
Holidays: Holidays Celebrated in Ukraine.
Ukraine Customs: National Customs and Traditions.
Ukraine Superstitions: Believes and Cultural Traditions in Ukraine.
Borscht Recipe: Ukrainian Food Traditions.
Ukraine Traditions:Rules of Ukrainian Etiquette Food Traditions.
Ukrainian Music: Traditional and Modern Ukrainian Music.
Traditional and Modern Ukrainian Music.
Ukrainian Dance: Videos!
Ukrainian Folk Music: Videos!
Ukraine Wedding: Watch wedding videos.
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