In ancient times many Ukrainians believed that these decorated eggs possessed magical powers and that you could become rich by decorating the eggs with certain symbols.
When the Christian religion was introduced in the Ukraine, the color and decorations on the eggs changed to represent Christianity and the rebirth of man.
Easter is the major Ukrainian religious holiday, but many Easter customs and traditions have combined Christian and pagan practices.
One Ukrainian Easter tradition that has become known worldwide is Pysanky, which is the art of decorating eggs with elaborate designs.
At midnight the family attends a special Christmas service to hear the story of the birth of Christ.