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How Ukrainian Shchedryk became a worldwide hit Carol of the Bells

How Ukrainian Shchedryk became a worldwide hit Carol of the Bells
Source: https://youtu.be/dmkoIJK9ggs
Channel: Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Finland

Ukraine — the country that gave Christmas magic to the world!

Back in the 1916, a genius Ukrainian 🇺🇦 composer Mykola Leontovych used one of the oldest melodies of Ukrainian folklore to create a true masterpiece — a Christmas carol called #Shchedryk.

And now every Christmas, the whole world sings the Carol of the Bells – Shchedryk’s English version. What is the history behind it? How it became popular? Why the main symbol of Shchedryk is a swallow?

Explore in the video! 🎞

Created with the support of the British Embassy Kyiv, Leontovych Institute (Tina Peresunko) and Plusone social impact.

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