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Last updated: 12/21/2022, 8:43 AM

Published at: 12/14/2022, 11:46 AM

Participate in the Christmas video from VluchtelingenWerk

Do you enjoy singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument? Then join the Refugee Council Netherlands' Christmas video and share your Christmas greeting.

With the days getting colder and the holidays approaching, Zana Naidionova, Ukraine team leader at VluchtelingenWerk Nederland, thought it would be a good idea to make a big music and above all festive video. Children across the country can show how well they can sing, dance or play through a video. Through this video, everyone gets into the Christmas spirit anyway. "When I was talking with colleagues about the upcoming Christmas period, this idea came to me spontaneously. I immediately worked with some children on a song and a dance. I saw right away that these children loved doing it. They took it very seriously." 

Zana mentions that in the dark days before Christmas, it is good for children to come together and work on something positive. Something that gives a little light in the dark times. Connection is also an important theme for Zana: "We hope to bring Ukrainian and Dutch children together with this action. In addition, it is good for Ukrainian children to know that they are not alone. That they can find support from each other." 

A nice compilation will be made of all the videos submitted. "We hope the video will be shared a lot, so that as many people as possible receive a Christmas greeting," Zana mentions. 

How to participate The song being sung is called 'Радуйтеся Усі Люди'. You can find the original song here. A sample video of the assignment can be found via this link. Another example can be found here. You can find the lyrics of the song below this article. Grab a camera or phone and sing, dance or play along. Once you have recorded the video, you can send it to this telegram channel. After 1 January, all videos will be collected and compiled into one big festive video. Did you also send a video before 1 January? Then you will also be sent the final result. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m., you can watch a livestream of children singing and dancing along with the Christmas song. You can follow the livestream via this YouTube channel.

Good luck and have fun!

The lyrics of the song are: Радуйтеся усі люди, Радість з неба вам хай буде

Приспів:

Веселая вам новина: Породила Діва Сина, Марія! Марія! Марія!

До ясел всі поспішаймо Славу й честь Йому віддаймо. Приспів

Будьмо щирі та багаті На добро завжди завзяті. Приспів

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Raduytesya usi lyudy, Radistʹ z neba vam khay bude Veselaya vam novyna: Porodyla Diva Syna, Mariya! Mariya! Mariya! 

Do yasel vsi pospishaymo Slavu y chestʹ Yomu viddaymo. Budʹmo shchyri ta bahati Na dobro zavzhdy zavzyati. 

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