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Introduction to Ukrainian language and culture
Introduction to Ukrainian language and culture

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This week, you’ll find out how Ukrainians celebrate Easter and about the Scottish charity, Dnipro Kids.

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Figure 13 Easter eggs hand-painted by our course author Olha

One of the most beautiful Easter traditions is the decoration, during Lent, of eggs called pysanky (plural of pysanka), from the verb pysaty, to write. This tradition dates back to pre-Christian times, with every motif and design having a symbolic meaning.