Archive for History and Traditions

So why two Christmas and two New Year Eves?

Anastasiya 23 years old Ukraine Vinnitsa (ID: 309410)

Could you name a country of two Christmas, two New Year Eves, thousands of midnight fireworks, one Koza, one Ded Moroz and one Snow Maiden? This unique place is Ukraine. And many of traditions which Ukrainians keep so warmly from a year to year are very special and worth to be shared. Therefore, international dating site Step2love will share some of them with you in this blog. If you still avoid the holiday cheer, you will surely get some till the end of reading.

So why two Christmas and two New Year Eves?
Ukraine follows both calendars: the Julian Calendar and Gregorian Calendar. This is the reason why Ukrainians celebrate New year Eve on December 31st and January 13th. By the way the second Holiday has a name of Old New Year or Malanky. It’s usually followed with Vertep and Koza (Goat) performance which is absolutely unique and spectacular. You might be involved into huge celebrations if you visit Ukraine these days.
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Best Spots to see in Ukraine on Christmas Holidays!

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If you are foreigner, you might be surprised by knowing that Ukraine is one of those countries where celebration of Christmas is officially twice! This happened because Ukraine has both styles of celebration: Catholic on December 25th and Orthodox on January 7th.
Maybe it is the reason, why people who travel to Ukraine for winter vacation get extra bonus: nonstop holiday mood from December 19th (St. Nickolas Day) till the middle of January. So, no matter when you arrive to travel around Ukraine this winter – you will catch the Christmas vibes anyway! Here, from Western part of country with its Carpathians to Central Kiev and Kharkov with their spectacular churches and amazingly decorated street markets – everything looks so festive and cheer that you will love to come back to Ukraine for winter holidays repeatedly!
So, what to put to the travel list and what places better to see if you are in Ukraine?

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Secret desires of adults on St. Nicholas Day!

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Winter holiday cheer is appearing in the air with a start of December. Every year adults and kids await this special season when the magic become reality and when all the dreams can come true! December is really filled with lots of magnificent moments and dates. One of them is the St. Nicholas Day which has a long history of celebration. Unlike the Western Christian world where it celebrated on December 6th, Ukraine and Russia welcome St. Nicholas Day on December 19th and there are plenty of traditions connected with this day!
Premier Dating Site Step2love wants to congratulate you with this Special Day in advance and wish you to keep always the spirit of childish immediacy in your heart! For increasing it, look here for our tips which are typically St. Nicholas:

1. Write a letter to St. Nicholas
You might be an adult and no more believe in magic and fairytales. But what we know for sure is that St. Nicholas used to be a patron saint of children. And their deepest desires quite often were fulfilled. So, don’t hesitate and use the chance of trying the magic on your own! To make it more romantic: write letters with your beloved and exchange them with each othe. Maybe you can make some of these dreams come true? Maybe these are some secret desires?

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Cute “couple’s traditions” on Thanksgiving Day!

Anna 25 years old Ukraine Krivoy Rog (id: 134866)

Do you know that November 28th is a very special day?
The fourth Thursday of November every year is a traditionally Day when we say what we are grateful for! It’s a great tradition not only for Americans but also, for many people around the world. Why? Maybe because to be grateful and thankful for – is just a common thing which makes people feel better no matter what part of Planet they live at!
Traditionally, this day families unite around the festive table and pray to thank Lord of life, beautiful moments and experience. We share great mood, exchange little gifts and show our love to those who make our life better and brighter. Cause this is the way when it’s very important to speak out loud! Thanksgiving is a Wonderful time when amazing season of holidays is marked to be started!
Although Thanksgiving is a time to be spend family, and generally the bigger the better, it can become very important day for couples also! Premier Dating Site Step2love joins the “relay race” of the holiday spirit and shares with you today some little traditions which could become very YOURS if you would decide to add a romantic hint to this Day. Also, you might find some of these traditions very philosophical and deep, which is great because their main goal – to unite YOU two as a couple! You know that most of perfect relations start on holidays? Well this is true!
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Is there any dating after divorce?

Tatyana 28 years old Ukraine Nikolaev (id: 232460)

Every single Fairy tale ends with the words “And they lived happily ever after”
What makes us believe that marriage is long lasting form of relationships and that every girl would find her Prince Charming and every boy would be luckily find his the only One Princess!
However, Divorce Statistics for 2019-2019 proves that almost 50% of marriages end with divorce or separation. Means, that theory about “happily ever after” doesn’t work any longer. And this makes the other statistics grow so quickly: the rate of divorced people swiftly raised up on dating services all around the world. And these are great news for those who were thinking that Divorce is the end of dating and happy life. Many people, who is going through this tuff period in their life, are getting low batteries, lack of trust about relationships, no wish to move forward at all.
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Does video chat play big role in maintaining of relations on distance?

Anna 27 years old Ukraine Melitopol (ID: 248196)

In order to maintain long-distance relationship, video chatting become a basic everyday routine for many couples from all around the world. This is an easy way to see and to feel close an important to you person, at least once a day. People who are connected by dating sties and dating apps chose this service more than others in order to get to know each other, share news, stay romantically tuned and keep the fire of relations.
Basically, clients of different dating services choose Video Chat for few main things:
“I like that I can use video chatting every time when my gf buys a new dress and wants to show it to me” (David, 37 yo)
“I met Maria from Kirovograd, Ukraine with help of video chat! When I firstly entered Step2love.com she sent me invite to chat and this was a great start for our love story. Soon I plan on tripping to Ukraine for 3rd time and spend time together” (Patrick, 43 yo)

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How to celebrate Halloween with your Girlfriend?

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Booo! It is the most scared time of the year coming soon and you definitely have been questioned yourself how to celebrate this holiday with your woman! Even if you are communicating online, using dating site, there are still plenty of ideas how to make this day special and how to add some festive mood into the end of Fall!
Premier dating site Step2love.com prepared for you few little advices, which will remind you that being adult is fun and celebrations with your sweetheart – is a nice way to get closer and have some fun!
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Affordable romantic travels in Ukraine! Where to go with your woman?

Being single is necessary in some period of our lives. But being in love and starting a serious relationship – is so much better!!! Especially, when you date a woman who makes your dreams come true!
Dating a Ukrainian lady means that you will have a chance to dive deep into the new culture, new country and new traditions. This is one of the most fantastic things about multicultural dating and you should enjoy it to the fullest exploring new spots together with your woman and creating common memories. Ukraine is absolutely stunning country for travel, and you are double lucky because you have an opportunity to travel it with your beloved!

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Amazing Ukrainian Ladies in National Dresses – Open the Gallery

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Day of Independence of Ukraine traditionally takes part on August 24 every year.
Thanks to the great cultural heritage, Ukraine has many traditions connected with this day. Nowadays modern events also become a part of celebrations. An extensive marathon Vyshyvanka Run takes place in Kiev already for five years! The Combat Aviation takes part at Parade every year! But, along with modern ones, Ukraine still keep the deep and old traditions which are in its cultural code, such as wearing the Vyshyvanka on this day – the traditional embroidered t-shirt or dress with a special pattern on it.
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Goddess of the Beach Contest: All winners received pleasant gifts!

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Goddess of the Beach Contest was one of the Hottest on Step2Love. Great amount of Amazing Ladies took part in this Contest. All of them were eager to win, but You choose only 3 The Most Seductive Ladies who became The Hottest Goddesses of the Beach!
All winners received pleasant gifts that will make them more and more beautiful for you!
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