Victor Yushchenko wished Ukrainian children a happy Saint Nicholas Day, president's press office reported.
He wished them health, prosperity and happy life.
“Let God guard you and give you happiness, joy and hope. Let His divine blessing follow you in your life,” he said.
“Ukrainians have worshipped Saint Nicholas as the patron saint
of children since olden days. He makes us believe our most cherished dreams will
come true one day, endows our hearts with kind feelings and inspires us to do
good,” he said.
Victor Yushchenko’s advisors and heads of departments of his Secretariat are visiting orphanages in Kyiv and Kyiv oblast today to give presents to homeless children and orphans.
Representatives of oblast administrations will give presents and vans to poor families and families with many children. The President is going to give Gazel vans to five mothers having many children when he arrives back to Ukraine from South Korea.
Saint Nicholas’s Palace was opened on Tuesday in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. This project was implemented in response to Victor Yushchenko’s decree to renew traditional folk arts and crafts in Ukraine.
The third local family orphanage was opened in the village of Bilche-Zolote in Ternopil oblast today.
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