Malanka 2017 – Saturday, January 14, 2017
Deluxe Buffet Dinner 7:00pm
Dancing: Music provided by S-Bahn
Champagne and Party Favours
Entertainment: Tropak and guests
Adults $65.00 Seniors (65+) $55.00
Ukrainian Community Centre of Ivan Franko
5311 Francis Road, Richmond, BC
Call for tickets 604-274-4119
Malanka (Ukrainian New Year’s Eve) is celebrated every January on the 13th, according to the Julian calendar. Malanka 2017 will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
It is rich in ancient ritual, folklore and magic. The ancestors of Ukrainians believed that on New Year’s Eve, good and evil spirits descended on the earth. In order to ward off the evil forces and ensure a bountiful new year, the night was spent in dancing, partaking of a lavish and ritualistic meal, fortune telling, courting, casting of spells and singing carols of well wishes called Shchedrivky.
We may not believe in the old myths, or carry on ancient traditions, but what better way to bring in a new year than to celebrate with excellent food, exceptional entertainment in the company of close friends and legendary Ukrainian hospitality.