Thursday, October 8, 2009

Poltava hosts annual lard holiday

Over one thousand people were eager to try the announced delicacy, lard covered with chocolate, and to entertain themselves. The holiday's initiators did not allow anyone to get bored: artists were singing folk songs, dancing, holding contests. The winners of the contests were awarded with a piece of lard and a bottle of vodka. According to Head of the Poltava City Council Andriy Matkovsky, the crisis is unable to frighten Ukrainians until they have such a product. However, not only Poltava residents love lard. Thus, on October 19, participants in the festival With Love to Lard in Lutsk (West Ukraine) made a 23-meter long sandwich with lard and the day before a new party was created, namely the Party of Lard Lovers.