We had a great time tonight celebrating the New Year with my counterpart Olha, Emma’s director (Olha’s father), and their family. New Year in Ukraine is roughly equivalent to our Christmas – it’s a big family holiday with lots of traditions. So we were honored to be invited to prazdnovat (праздновать) with some of our favorite Ukrainians.
Now, as a New Year’s gift, I give you this wonderful multfilm (cartoon) classic called Yozhik v Tumanne (Ёжик в тумане) or Hedgehog in the Fog. Ukrainians and Russians seem to love hedgehogs. Make sure you click the second button from the bottom right and watch it fullscreen to immerse yourself in the fog with the yozhik. Happy New Year!