A piece of footage showing a performance in church was disseminated in social networks. According to the author of the publication, the footage is recorded in an Orthodox church in Ukraine.

As a result of searching for the photograph via Google’s reverse image search tool, it was identified that the footage was recorded not inside a Ukrainian Orthodox church but in a Ukrainian Greek Catholic church. The church is situated in historical city of Ivano-Frankivsk in Ukraine’s south-west.

Photograph from the footage disseminated on Facebook.

Photograph from discover-ukraine.

Ukrainian people traditionally celebrate Christmas and the New Year with different types of performances. These include theatrical shows, processions in costumes, etc. “Kolyadka” (Christmas and New Year period folk songs) is also an integral part of celebration with the songs performed in different places, including in churches.


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