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Wedding Traditions in Ukraine
Ukrainian Folk Tradition

The following description is a generalized version of a typical wedding in 19th century rural Ukraine. Although these weddings traditions varied a great deal from region to region, they universally involved a series of complex ceremonies that served many different functions. The traditional Ukrainian wedding can be divided into three phases: the pre-wedding phase, the wedding day, and the post-wedding phase. The wedding activities are illustrated below with both historic images and recent photographs from various regions of Ukraine. Click on each photo for more detail about it.

Pre Wedding Phase
Wedding Day Phase
Post Wedding Phase


Wedding Bread Photo

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