Ukrainian Day Festival brings folk culture to Phoenixville

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Phoenixville held a Ukrainian Day Festival Sept. 27 on the church grounds at Fairview and St. Mary's streets. Festival-goers could peruse a wide variety of Ukrainian items for purchase. Photo by Barry Taglieber
Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Phoenixville held a Ukrainian Day Festival Sept. 27 on the church grounds at Fairview and St. Mary's streets. Festival-goers could peruse a wide variety of Ukrainian items for purchase. Photo by Barry Taglieber
Maria Malonoski looks over many of the church's treasures at the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Ukrainian Day Festival Sept. 27 on the church grounds at Fairview and St. Mary's streets in  Phoenixville. Photo by Barry Taglieber
Maria Malonoski looks over many of the church's treasures at the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Ukrainian Day Festival Sept. 27 on the church grounds at Fairview and St. Mary's streets in Phoenixville. Photo by Barry Taglieber

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church held a Ukrainian Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, on the church grounds at Fairview and St. Mary’s streets in Phoenixville.

The Festival included homemade Ukrainian pyrohies, stuffed cabbage and other traditional dishes, as well as American food, baked goods and refreshments. Folk dancers in colorful dress performed at the event and guests could peruse arts and crafts vendors and an exhibit of artifacts.

There was also a special corner for children, where they could watch demonstrations of the unique art of Ukrainian pysanky, the decoration of Ukrainian Easter eggs with traditional folk designs using a wax-resist method.

Guests could take tours of the beautiful Eastern Rite interior of the church and learn the history of the icons and of the stunning stained glass windows.

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