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Nash Holos Nanaimo 2023-0111 Part 1

Malanka ("Shchedryi vechіr" or "Щедрий Вечір") is a Ukrainian folk holiday celebrated on 13 (Julian calendar)."A Christianized folk tale of pagan origin, the story is based on the daughter of the creator god Praboh, whose four sons included Veles (the Devil), Yar-Yarylo, Rai, and Lad or Mir (Peace). His daughter Lada was mother Earth, who had two children: a son called the Moon and a daughter "Spring-May", later referred to as Mylanka because she was loving (мила). In a version of the myth of Hades and Persephone, Mylanka's evil uncle (the Devil) desired her presence in the underworld and abducted her one-day when the Moon was hunting. While Mylanka was gone, the Earth lacked the rebirth of spring, and once she was released from the vices of the Devil, flowers began to bloom and greenery spread around the world. Ukrainians celebrate Malanka to symbolize the onset of spring" (Wiki)In North America, Ukrainian organizations have created events at banquet halls to help celebrate Malanka. These events are Ukrainian versions of a New year's Eve ball.Hosted by Oksana Poberezhnyk (in Ukrainian).Ukrainian Roots Radio airs in Nanaimo on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm PSTon CHLY 101.7FM, broadcasting to the north and central Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, northwest Washington State and Greater Vancouver listening areas. (New broadcast schedule effective March 9, 2022.) Your Host: Oksana PoberezhnykYou can hear the Vancouver edition with Pawlina on Saturdays from 6-7pm on air at AM1320 CHMB and streaming live at the CHMB website. between broadcasts, please check out our website and follow the Nash Holos Facebook page. If you'd like to support the show by buying us a digital cup of coffee, check out our Patreon page.Thanks for listening!