Festivals Holidays

Winter is over and now it's time to remember how fun outdoor festivals are, to attend live gigs by top European artists and visit numerous art happennings of the Spring season. Plan the first month of spring with our March 2017 events guide to the best activities, including festivals and the best concerts happening in Kyiv and Lviv.

It’s the last weekend of winter and Maslyana week in Ukraine. There many things happening around the town from sumptuous pancake feasts to cool jazz concerts. «Destinations» rounds up a list of most interesting events of last winter weekend in Kyiv.

It doesn’t matter if you are single, taken, or somewhere in-between, «Destinations» rounds up some of the best things to do on Valentine's Day in Kyiv.

The last week before the Great Fast coincided with pagan holiday of seeing off the winter and meeting the spring, which was celebrated by all people of Europe in the pre-Christian period. The east Slavs called this holiday “Maslyanytsya”, Butter Week or Pancake Week.

Every year, the French Institute in Ukraine and Traffic Arthouse  take the challenge of bringing the latest and the very best of French Cinema to the Ukrainian audience. For this 20th edition, it’s an exciting program and exceptionally interesting movie line up.

 According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the year of Rooster (Fire Rooster). It starts on January 28, 2017 (called the Lunar Chinese New Year or Chinese Spring Festival) and lasts till February 15, 2018. What does the Fire Rooster have in stock for us in 2017?

Epiphany Day is an important religious holiday in Ukraine. It is celebrated on January 19th and is often referred to as Vodokhryshchi (Blessing of Water) or Yordan (Jordan River). Epiphany Day completes the winter (Christmas–New Year) festivities cycle in Ukraine.

Many Ukrainians celebrate the Old New Year, or Old Calendar New Year on January 14th. The beauty of traditions and rituals is still alive in villages, and the Western Ukraine takes the lead in celebrating this day with rites.

Orthodox Christmas holidays in Lviv is a merry affair. Every year this city in the Western Ukraine attracts thousands of visitors, who are looking to experience the magical winter fairy tale in the heart of the medieval town filled with European Christmas atmosphere.

Orthodox Christmas time in Kyiv offers a great number of different events that will guarantee an atmospheric and interesting celebration. Locals and foreign guests will have a chance to experience authentic Ukrainian Christmas traditions and rituals and even become a part of it.

Best masters from all over Ukraine and their handmade products as well as domestic brands will participate in Orthodox Christmas Fair in Kyiv in January 2017.

Every year Lviv attracts thousands of visitors who are looking to experience the magical winter fairy tale in the heart of the medieval town filled with European Christmas atmosphere. Winter holidays in Lviv is a merry affair with a great selection of festive events to suit all interests and tastes.

Smells of ginger bread will soon fill the air around Primosrky Boulevard in Odesa. The Ginger Bread Houses Festival in Odesa has grown into something more than just a Christmas pastry art exhibition. It has become a true family holiday tradition in Odesa.

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Christmas is a time to disconnect from work, catch up with family, sleep in, watch the season's most anticipated movies, (over)eat good food, hit the slopes or get out of town. But despite these seemingly ideal conditions the holidays are not all reindeers and fruitcake — the stress of holiday gift shopping can take a serious toll.

The best winter events in Kyiv are mostly New Year and Christmas themed. Winter in Ukraine is a time for fun family events, Christmas markets and traditional festive celebrations. «Destinations» rounds up the most interesting and fun events to attend in Kyiv this winter.

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Kurazh Bazar flea market in Kyiv is perfect event to buy or sell Christmas gifts, enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Christmas party and spend some fun and exciting time with your friends and family.

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German Kirche in Odessa is hosting its annual Christmas Fair on December 13 -15th, 2016. Looking for gift inspiration? A last-minute bauble? Look no further than this most anticipated Christmas market in Odessa.

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Lviv gets exceptionally magical in winter. To set you in that special Christmas mood, "Destinations" rounded up a list of Interesting December 2016 Events in Lviv.  

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Winter holidays in Lviv is a merry affair. Every year this city in the Western Ukraine attracts thousands of visitors, who are looking to experience the magical winter fairy tale in the heart of the medieval town filled with European Christmas atmosphere.

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Find festive entertainment for your little ones with «Destinations»’  guide to New Year and Christmas performances for kids in Kyiv. Help make winter holidays even more magical while they're still gullible with a festive theatre show created especially with small people in mind. Treat your kids to a pre-Christmas present with one of Kyiv's excellent variety of shows for your kids.

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