Archive for History and Traditions

Cherkasy Oblast’s best cities: Cherkasy and Uman!

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Ukraine is a very big country, and just like the US the country is divided into parts, just like states in the United States, in Ukraine they have oblasts. The 24 oblasts and Crimea are subdivided into 490 districts and city municipalities of regional significance, or second-level administrative units. And we are not just another dating website, we are here for you to find a girlfriend and for you to create strong relatioships!
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Mykolaiv — City of Brides!

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Traveling is hard and scary, but also exciting and thrilling! You never know where you want to go, when you are going to a place you have never been too! You might google places, but you will never know for sure, if they are nice and safe! That is why we want to help you find perfect places to stay, while you are visiting or just traveling to Ukrainian city — Mykolaiv.
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Why online dating?

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We are sure, you ask yourself this question more often than you think, because you are never sure if it is the right thing or you are just in a run for something impossibly far away!
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Marketing Strategy or real Holiday of Romance?

Did you know that not everyone is happy to celebrate Valentine’s Day?! We were shocked too but really some people find this Day is overwhelmed with Romance and Love. Some even choose to think that such holidays as February 14th are created only for Marketing and Sales. couple and baloonsHowever, year after year millions of lovers and those who believe in love wait for this day to come and build their romantic plans, book hotels for weekends, reserve tables in the best cafes and choose movies to watch for two. Also, this day is great reminding to spend time with family or friends, say “thank you” to those who show their love to you and buy yourself a favorite cake with a glass of wine.

Why do we champion for celebrating Valentine’s Day? Because we are an international dating platform. Being one of the Top dating sources we see hundreds of loving couples every day and we know: Love is here. Give it a chance!!!
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Valentine’s Day symbols!

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Valentine’s Day is very important in our society, this day is a celebration for people in love and for companies! There are a lot of things people are gifting and also receiving.
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Perfect ways to celebrate Valentine’s day!

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This week we have a celebration of romance and romantic love all around the world! There is no day that is more important to the couples than this one, maybe except for the anniversary.
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TOP5 ladies of the January!

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The second month of the year has started! And we hope a lot of lovebirds have found each other in January!
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So why two Christmas and two New Year Eves?

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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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