This year our Easter Celebrations once again fell a week later than those in the west. Easter Celebrations in western Ukraine begin on Clean Thursday and finish the Monday after Easter. On Thursday everyone cleans, on Friday everyone cooks, on Saturday everyone takes their Easter basket of fasted foods to church to be blessed, and on Sunday everyone has a big family breakfast before going to church and then having a big lunch. On Monday you rest. We did too, by going out to one of the homes of a church member for a cook out. The weather wasn’t the best (rainy), but we had fun anyway.