For ukrainian people varenyky are a second dish after the bread. It have long been prepared for the family table and have more than 100 differences of fillings.
Equally important dish is pelmens, for russian people. The technique of cooking and the primary function - sacriface - are the same as varenyks has. Varenyks looks like the New Moon by the form and it symbolizes the feminine strength. Pelmens, in return, have the Sun form and remind us of the ourunity of blood.