The Village will celebrate the Holy Day with traditional ceremonies
The Feast of Jordan, also known as the Feast of the Epiphany, is one of the most important holy days on the Ukrainian church calendar. The day is observed annually at the end of the Ukrainian Christmas season to commemorate the baptism of Christ.
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village will be opening their gates Tuesday, January 19 for the public to take part in the activities associated with the day.
Head of Communications and External Relations with the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, David Makowsky, says the day will include special traditional ceremonies; burning of the sheaf of wheat, and water blessings.
It also gives visitors a chance to visit the Village in the winter, as the Village isn't normally open to the public until the May Long Weekend.
The day will also include liturgies, wagon rides, and traditional Ukrainian food. Gates open at 9 a.m. Tuesday.