Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day from Ukraine! С Днём ​​Святого Валентина!

Valentine's Day in Ukraine is just like Valentine's day in the States... people exchange gifts, valentine cards, chocolate, and flowers. All my students were too excited about the holiday to focus on the lessons yesterday, so we did a Valentine's crossword in my 9th and 10th form and a word search in my 4th and 6th form classes. My school even organized the anonymous Valentine delivery service, where 3 little girls dressed up as Cupid's angels and went around to every class to deliver Valentines :)

Cupid's Angels!
The kids also had a small poster contest, where they basically painted giant Valentine's day card greetings. The posters were all displayed in the first floor of our school. Here are a few of my favorites.

A cute poster by the 5A class. 
"St. Valentine's day is the day for everyone in love" - 6A class. 

"When we are together, its cool!" and "The whole words is for us today! The whole world is for us always when we are together: you and I" - from the 9A class. 
And last but not least, here is a small sample of what Ukrainian Valentine's day cards look like... these are all from my students and friends! They don't have any cartoon-character themed cards, but they love hearts and roses just like Americans do.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Wishing you love and happiness from Ukraine! 


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