Today, Western Christians are celebrating Christmas. The holiday lasts for eight days, from December 25 to January 1. Christmas is considered to be a family celebration when nearest and dearest people give each other gifts and have Christmas Day meet-ups.

Famous artists and politicians have congratulated Ukrainians. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, wrote on his Facebook page:

“I heartily congratulate the Western Rite Christians on Merry Christmas.  I would like to wish you happy family life, health and peace!”