Ukrainian Christmas tradition. The three loaves represent the 3 kings, the candle is the star. The large grouping of wheat that is put in the window for visitors to know they are welcome

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Christmas Traditions: In the Ukraine it’s considered good luck if a spider appears on your Christmas tree. This stems from a folk tale about an old woman too poor to afford ornaments, who found that spiders had inhabited her tree overnight and decorated its branches with their webs. If you wake to a spider on your tree on Christmas morning you’ll be blessed with good fortune. Click for more traditions from around the world.

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