In some branch of the Jewish religion there is a tradition to come to the Ukrainian town of Uman to celebrate the New Year. So each year tens of thousands of the believers arrive. They probably even did it during Soviet times, when the borders were locked, but now, when Ukraine is a separate state and there are no limits on travel, each year more and more people come to celebrate. One of our favorite bloggers, Ilya, has travelled there and taken some photos!
Around the town locals establish trades and sell practically everything including dogs to cater to arriving Jewish believers.
All the streets turn into a marketplace.
Including some of the oldest junk they have.
Ads on the street are already in Hebrew.
Lots and lots of trash in the streets!
Just a lot of trash!
All the signs are on four languages – Ukrainian, Russian, English and Hebrew.
But most of the ads are in Hebrew.
Young Jewish kids are into exercise.
Thanks to Ilya for the photos!