In this talk about Christmas traditions and folklore in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, big questions will be answered, like "How can a centuries-old rural tradition be adapted to urban life?", "What's the Old New Year?" or "How do we drink so much?" Plus (for those looking to marry a guy!) there will be a demonstration of how the Ancient Lore of Christmas Fortune Telling can predict your future husband's personality!
Stas Bilder is a stranger from Ukraine, now living in Austin.
He likes sailing, baking bread, sending postcards, and telling stories.