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Cultural Life
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The cultural life of an ethnic community is embodied in many different ways. These traditions often centre around things like food, music, sports, and religion. In a multicultural society such as Canada, these cultural traditions grow evermore complex as cultures blend and adapt. It is very interesting to compare and contrast just how differently peoples of various ethnic backgrounds have adjusted to life in modern Alberta. Here we would like to share with you some of the aspects of Ukrainian culture that continue to be important for many Ukrainian Albertans.
Ukrainian WeddingUkrainian culture is a fascinating mix of tradition, religion and folkways.
Although the Ukrainians celebrate their history in Alberta and their own past traditions, they are also progressively adapting to the changing world, and their specifically Albertan Ukrainian culture. In Alberta, there are a wide range of organizations such as Shumka, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village that celebrate traditional dance, cuisine, folklife, crafts, art, business and contemporary writing of thge Ukrainian way of life - past and present.

Here, through a series of Heritage Trails audio clips, produced by CKUA Radio Network, we would like to share with you the story and traditions of Ukrainian Christmas. Simply choose one of the audio clips listed above, and find out what Christmas might have been like for the early Ukrainian settlers in the province!
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