UKRAINIAN SHOP – Carol J.
Ukrainian immigration started in 1891 and the immigrants settled mostly on the prairies. Canada has the third largest population of ethnic Ukrainians behind Ukraine and Russia. Canadians born in Canada, of Ukrainian heritage, make up 3.7 % of our population.
To this day the Ukrainian traditions and customs are practiced. The culture, music, dance and the popular pysanky – coloured eggs for Easter and special occasions – have been handed down from generation to generation.
Ukrainian people are know to be hospitable. Be prepared to accept all food and drink offered when visiting a Ukrainian home. Turning down food may be considered rude. (If you find you cannot eat it all, keep something on your plate to avoid having it replenished!