Archive for History and Traditions

Christmas Traditions in Ukraine: Meal

Hello to everyone! European Christmas season is just over, but the Ukrainians are in the heat of the final Christmas preparations. The celebration is mostly associated with the traditional Christmas Eve Supper that is called Sviata vecheria in Ukrainian language. All Orthodox Christians in Ukraine wait for this evening, because it symbolizes the end of the severe Lent, so Christmas Eve Supper is considered to be the last Lenten meal. Christmas Eve Supper is believed to be a very solemn and touching custom, so if you are going to visit your Russian lady in this holiday and would be invited to this celebration, you will not regret it. Christmas Eve Supper in Ukraine is definitely worth seeing (and tasting, of course)! » Read more..

The First New Year Day

Hello and a very Happy New Year to everyone here! Today is New Year’s Day! We hope 2014 will be a perfect year for you, your families and relatives, your friends. May the year of 2014 be bright and colorful, full of happiness and health, joy and wealth in your life! May this year make your dreams come true! If you are dreaming about true love and a wonderful life partner, it’s time to start your new life with a loving and gorgeous Russian lady right now. We wish you to be successful in overcoming this romantic challenge! » Read more..

3…2…1…the New Year is coming!

Hello to everyone here! The year of 2013 is almost coming to an end. It’s been an amazing year for all of us. The New Year of 2014 is just around the corner and thanks so much for coming today! Can you believe it? Well, how will you spend this New Year’s Eve? What do you like to do? We’re sure you have prepared delicious champagne and get ready to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 as well. Have you just visited the New Year’s Parade in your city? Are you going to fire lots of fireworks at noon? You may attend or have a party in the house. No matter how you are going to do exactly, when the midnight comes, above all, we wish you to feel joy and happiness in your hearts. » Read more..

5 Ways to Have Unforgettable New Year Celebration!

Hello, everybody! Do you have festive mood? Are you ready to celebrate this New Year? To make this holiday memorable and full of joy, fun and pleasure?

Step2Love can offer you a few ways to make your celebration amazing and unforgettable! Are you ready? Let’s go! » Read more..

Things Russian Brides to Do in New Year

Hello to all and everyone! The whole planet is ready to celebrate the New Year of 2014 tomorrow. And there are some things to know about Russian’s celebration of this holiday. In fact, New Year is considered to be the most favorite holiday in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Russians and Ukrainians believe this holiday the most magical and wonderful in the year. » Read more..

Happy Boxing Day!

Hello and Happy Boxing Day to everyone! We hope Santa was kind to you this year, and you are ready for a long-distance shopping run in honor of Boxing Day. Yes, today is Boxing Day, and we don’t know exactly now why it is called so. Generally, many people have even no idea of the real historical meaning of this name. This day falls on December 26 and has nothing to do with the sport of boxing, in contrast to popular conviction. However, this holiday is a perfect chance to get rid of bad presents you opened under your Christmas tree, lol. Above all – don’t throw off the boxes! » Read more..

The Christmas tree: What Kind of You Have Got?

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: 

the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. 

Burton Hillis

Merry Christmas to everyone! Fill up your life with passion, love, peace and happiness! Special words for special people, you see. What does Santa put in your stocking? Hope it were useful things that would bring joy to you. How are you doing today? » Read more..

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is love in action.

Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.

Dale Evans Rogers

Hello and Merry Christmas to everyone who has visited us over the last period of time! Thanks so much to those of you who joined us. Christmas is here! » Read more..


Hello everyone! Nice to see you again before the holidays! Well, the shopping is all past and done with anyway, the gifts and presents are bought and properly wrapped. It is becoming increasingly hard to ignore smells and sounds from the kitchen. Christmas, the greatest of all the holidays, is just around the corner and you may feel like almost happy now. So, in preparation for this eternal holiday there are some things-to-do in order to celebrate this feast in an appropriate way. Would like to check? » Read more..

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

Hello everyone! Today is 19th of December, and it is St. Nicholas Dai that is considered to be one of the most popular holidays in Ukraine. Most of the countries of East Central and East Europe commemorate this holiday, but the date differ. According to Western calendar, St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on December 6th, while in accordance to Eastern Orthodox calendar this holiday is marked on December 19th. Ukraine is among the countries whose traditions are mainly rendered by the Orthodox calendar, so that is why because today the official Christmas season is believed to start. » Read more..