Lifestyle Ukrainian


Speaking about Ukrainian traditions and modern practices, it is necessary to emphasize that the Ukrainians are proud of their colorful folk culture. They love good food and drink and have a skin for life

Most Ukrainian middle-class and lower class urban families living in multi-storied apartment buildings .; Only rich people can afford rather build cottages either inside or outside the city.

Ukrainians have a deep love of the land. Many families have a small country houses, called “Dacha”. They can grow just about anything in their manicured gardens, orchards and farmhouses. Some people grow food only for their own personal use. They spent time in canning vegetables and make compotes of various fruit during the summer in order to make it through the long cold winters. They always have something in their houses to serve guests.

The average family has two parents modern Ukrainian and usually one or two children. At the same time, a growing number of single-parent families headed by a woman raising a child as usual. As in many other countries, there is a lot of unmarried young people who live together and share a home. Raising a child in Ukraine is very expensive now; that’s why many couples decide to have only one child, or even childless. Children tend to live with there parents long after they finish school. Sometimes children have to rely on their parents in financial matters as the unemployment rate among young people is very high. A couple newlyweds often live with their parents either because they have no money to buy or rent a house or apartment to themselves. Often, one or two grandparents live with their children and help care for small children. Grandparents play a big role in raising children in Ukraine.

In the village usually more families, and the whole family works on the farm (or a piece of land they hold) together. Most parents who live in the country want their children to receive higher education, so that they are sent to study to major cities. After 5 years of studies, the children get used to the way the city of life and rarely go home.

In their struggle to survive people become less dependent on each other within families. But parents still believe that it is important to teach their children basic life skills and values ​​daily. The result of the survey shows that the national resent most important values ​​parents want to educate their children frankly, common sense, purposefulness, responsibility, good manners and obedience to parents. Adults think that children should be brought up to expect that they will have to struggle to succeed.

Like most other people, such as festivals and merrymaking Ukrainians. They usually try to cook delicious meals and many invited many friends and relatives to their places. what else Ukrainians love to do is talk (while walking, in cafes and restaurants, or at home over a cup of tea or coffee or other drinks). Conversation tends to be mild, relaxed, funny, and sometimes philosophical. Many Ukrainians enjoy a picnic in the woods or somewhere water at almost any time of year. Picnic often include shashlik or meat barbequed, salads home, and sometimes alcohol. Ukrainians love to sit around fires at night and a snack, a drink, and sing songs to guitar.

outdoor sports popular in Ukraine are football, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and hiking (walking in the forest). fitness clubs have appeared all over the place. Yoga and martial arts are quite popular as well. Mountain climbing and clubs can be found rock climbing. scuba diving, sailing, and even golf has become available recently. Increasingly popular in Ukraine all kinds of extreme sports (bungee jumping, river rafting, mountain biking downhill, Spelunking, etc.), and, more generally, all types of active recreation (walking, cycling, sailing, horseback riding, skiing, etc.).

not everybody will do what we have described above. Some Ukrainians ‘The culture you hit so incomprehensible and intolerable, while others’ behavior and attitudes seem logical and consistent with your own.