New Year's Eve in Ukraine is a special holiday, much like Christmas celebrations in the United States.
People celebrate by decorating the New Year tree, giving each other gifts, sending greeting cards, having parties and watching New Year's television shows.
The meal is served in the evening, once the children of the family see the first star in the sky.
This Ukrainian Christmas custom is derived from the birth of Christ, and the star of Bethlehem and the beginning of the wise men’s journey to see the Christ child.
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