Day of Ukrainian Writing and Language
Day of Ukrainian writing and language was established by the decree of the 2nd Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma in 1997 and is celebrated every year the 9th of November in honor of Ukrainian chronicler of St Nestor - follower of the creators of the Slavic alphabet Cyril and Methodius.
Now Ukraine conducted a thorough research origins of Ukrainian literature. It is considered that Ukrainian writing starts with the Monk Nestor the Chronicler. Also there is the assumption that the writing on the territory of Ukraine had a few options.
One option is writing the Northern Black Sea, where the alphabet used identical Greek or Roman (Latin), and in the eastern regions (especially Scythian-Sarmatians) had its own original writing, known to science called Sarmatian signs. These signs were similar to the Armenian and Georgian alphabet.
Anyone who has ever seen the modern Ukrainian alphabet, can see that most of his characters are like Greek, but there are also some Slavic characters. It should be noted that along with the Cyrillic alphabet, there was another alphabet and at the same time, known as Glagolitic alphabet, which had an unusual pattern of curls. Scientists have no analogs Glagolitic. This gives rise to allegations that the Glagolitic alphabet - is the creation of one person, as opposed to the Cyrillic alphabet, which has a natural organic nature and very ancient counterparts.
Day of Ukrainian writing and language - is not only the public but also religious holiday. The first in the modern Ukrainian language product that meets the Byzantine primary sources, called Orthodox Akathist Virgin Chelm.
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