Festivals Holidays

Jack Russell terriers have been getting plenty of attention lately, thanks to a scene-stealing pooch named Uggie, who starred in Oscar-nominated film “The Artist” as well as “Water for Elephants» and the iconic comedy «Mask». On June 11th, 2017 Kyiv is getting ready to host the first ever in Ukraine Jack Russell Terrier Parade.

On June 11th from 10 AM to 10 PM one of the most French streets in Kyiv, Kostel’na street, invites to attend the annual fair «Francophonie Day». The street will turn into pedestrian area for the whole day. The guests will have a chance to discover the diverse culture of francophone countries.

«Street Food So Good» Festival has become a much anticipated event among Lviv street food enthusiasts. At the event numerous guests can devour delicious street food, enjoy music of the hippest Ukrainian bands and DJs, play in the sunshine with friends and family. This Street Food Festival in Lviv is meant to satisfy all of your first warm days outdoor cravings.

Over the last weekend of May, Platforma Art Zavod will host one of the most popular charity events in Kyiv Kurazh Night Market. This time the event will be themed around mysterious India and will offer ultimate entertainment Bollywood style.

May 18th is Ukraine’s Vyshyvanka Day, a national holiday which salutes the traditional embroidered garment. And without any doubt, vyshyvanka truly deserves it! The embroidered, centuries-old frock (as well as a shirt) made from forbidden symbol of Ukrainian national identity during gruesome Soviet oppression to the most chic and fashionable wardrobe item far past the Ukrainian borders. 

In 2016, British Council in Ukraine started its cooperation with International Birmingham Literature festival (England) and established “3x3” residential program for Ukrainian writers. This year Birmingham Literature festival will become the first foreign organization presenting its Alternative Albion curatorial project in the context of VII Book Arsenal festival 2017 in Kyiv.

Arsenal Book Festival in Kyiv is the largest event in Ukraine where art and literature come together. This is major annual book- and literature-themed event in Eastern Europe, held since 2011. In 2017 Kyiv will be hosting the 7th Arsenal Book Festival, which will traditionally become a platform for writers, philosophers and artists, literary agents and book industry professionals from more than 20 countries to network and share their experience.

On May 17-21, the Art Arsenal will host the 7th Book Arsenal International Festival. This platform brings together literature and art, representing new products from more than 150 publishing houses. It hosts a Section of Illustrators and offers various programs by authors and topics, as well as special projects designed by the team of curators that includes independent young critics, art managers and well-known writers.

A very special event will be held in Kyiv this May in connection with upcoming Eurovision 2017. This is Kyiv Lights Festival – the first festival of lights and media art in Kyiv. For three days, from 12 till 14 of May, Ukrainian and foreign video artists will transform ordinary buildings in the center of Kyiv into huge screens with spectacular video projections to demonstrate the great power of modern technologies.

WWII Victory Day is a national holiday in Ukraine on May 9 to remember victory over the Nazi regime during World War II and commemorate war victims. This holiday has complicated and controversial history in Ukraine, find out why.

With the arrival of spring to the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv’s events’ calendar is really heating up. Numerous outdoor festivals, fairs, marathons, art performances and many other interesting events are scheduled to take place in Kyiv on May 2017. «Destinations» rounds up some of the most fascinating of the spring happenings for you to attend and enjoy.

Springtime festivals and events in Ukraine come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional country feasts to world-class sporting events and quiet, intellectual affairs. What’s more, there’s something to suit all tastes and interests. «Destinations» gathered together a list of the most interesting spring festivals in Ukraine.

Lviv is often referred to as the festival capital of Ukraine. Indeed, this city hosts numerous festivals that come in all shapes and sizes, from mouthwatering gastronomical feasts to world-class sport  and music events and quiet, intellectual affairs. 

The warm spring season brings us new energy, and everyone feels hunger for all the pleasures of life. Kyiv Food Festivals in April 2017 will satisfy your hunger for delicious food and drinks!

Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. In 2017 Easter in Ukraine will be celebrated on the second weekend of April. «Destinations» narrows down some of the most interesting Ukrainian Easter traditions and rounds up information on most authentic and fun 2017 Easter celebrations in Ukrainian cities.

Springtime festivals and events in Ukraine come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional country feasts to world-class sporting events and quiet, intellectual affairs. What’s more, there’s something to suit all tastes and interests. «Destinations» gathered together a list of the most interesting spring festivals in Ukraine.

Lviv is considered to be a festival capital of Ukraine. This beautiful city in Western Ukraine became a scene for various international cultural events. Festival calendar is getting exceptionally busy with the arrival of spring and offers events for different interests and tastes. «Destinations» rounds up the most interesting festivals that will be happening in Lviv this spring.

Francophonie Days in Ukraine will be held in fair format in all the major Ukrainian cities from March 10th to March 30th, 2017. All the guests of the event will have a chance to learn something new and interesting about the multifaceted culture of French-speaking countries.

The British Council and Sentrum club open the third year of Selector Live in Ukraine on March 31 (20:00) with soul singer from South London and BBC Sound of 2017 winner Ray BLK. Selector Live aims at introducing new wave British music to wider audience and offers to discover talented musicians and singers from Great Britain.

Many people in Ukraine celebrate the International Women’s Day on 8th of March. This is a well established and beloved holiday among Ukrainians. We gathered some ideas on how to celebrate one of the most anticipated spring holidays in Kyiv.

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