XMAS (CHRISTMAS), one of the biggest Christian holidays which celebrates the miracle of Christ's birth.

Christmas holidays were particularly important in the life and creativity of Ivan Franko. Some of the early Christmas-themed works include "Description of the Christmas Eve" and "Carol (To Ruthenian Hosts)" and one of the latest is "Lean Dinner". Unfortunately, the writer celebrated his last Christmas far from his family, at military hospital for the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, in the mid of World War I.


The scope of Franko's creative legacy is immense: it is estimated at almost 100 volumes. Undoubtedly, Ivan Franko is one of the most productive writers in the history of Ukrainian and world literature.