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Enjoy your Christmas traditions

Christmas Day will arrive shortly.

My friend, David Iwanyszyn, posted a photo on Facebook on Sunday night showing off the Christmas tree in his home loaded with gifts and wishing everyone a “Happy St. Nicholas Day”—a Ukrainian tradition.

On the eve of Dec. 19, children receive gifts from St. Nicholas.

The traditional Ukrainian Christmas is celebrated on Jan. 7 (following the Julian calendar). Dave’s family follows many traditional Ukrainian celebrations.

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