Ukrainian Family Values – Interesting Facts & Issues

Dear friends,

there is no doubt that family values are the key to understanding Ukraine culture. Family is extremely important and many old traditions are still very much a part of family life today.

I know that extended family is particularly important to Ukrainians. While families have gotten smaller in recent years, it is still common for parents and grandparents to all take active parenting roles with children. Many generations may live in the same home and help each other to raise the children. This may go back to the days when all family members would have lived close together in the same village.

Some major facts of Ukrainian family culture

It is very important for Ukrainian families to stay close. They are known for their good hospitality and love to have family that live far away visit often. I know that Ukrainian women value hospitality and kindness. They appreciate chivalry and look for a partner that will treat them well and be the right addition to the family.

Ukrainian women for marriage consider their engagement to be the foundation and start of their new family. The tradition Ukrainian marriage proposal is filled with interesting symbolism and old traditions.

Traditionally, the couple would exchange bread to symbolize their engagement. If the Ukrainian woman wanted to turn down a proposal, she would present him with a pumpkin instead.

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Some words about Ukrainian wedding

Before the wedding, the Ukrainian women for marriage would bake traditional wedding bread. I hear that the traditional bread represents a successful and happy new beginning for the new couple.

ukrainian wedding customs

When you attend a Ukrainian wedding, you will participate in many fun games and traditions that make Ukrainian weddings unique and memorable for everyone.

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Ukrainian women value marriage and family above all other things. I think it is this strong family bond that drives their entire culture and affects everything that they do. For Ukrainian women, the ultimate success in life is to build and be surrounded by a happy, successful, and loving family.

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