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.
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.
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.
Photo: shutterstock.com 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.
Photo: shutterstock.com 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.
Photo: shutterstock.com 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.
Photo: shutterstock.com 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.
Photo: shutterstock.com 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.
Photo: shutterstock.com If you haven’t made your plans for this upcoming weekend yet, and the thought of cooking up another huge meal or just staying in makes you feel more weary than excited, you might want to consider spending the weekend elsewhere. «Destinations» rounded up a list of interesting events happening in Kyiv over this November 25-27 weekend.
A pioneer of post-Soviet Era of Real Estate market in Ukraine, Terry Pickard founded his company way back in 1992. During those 25 years, Pickard Real Estate & Asset Services has opened a line of specialized divisions, offering services in brokerage, leasing, and property management. Sure enough, Mr. Pickard faced multiple challenges of opening and sustaining business in a foreign country, yet he managed not only to overcome those, but find one more passion in his life. By founding The Connoisseur Club, Terry Pickard gathered fans of exquisite fine dining, who review various cuisine restaurants in Kyiv. Now he shares his challenges and achivements while living in Ukraine as well as his expectations about the future.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations expects the world population to reach 10 billion people by 2050, which will boost demand for food. Can Ukraine leap at the chance and become a key player in the food market? What windows of opportunity are open today? Vladyslava Rutytska, a member of National Reform Council, vicepresident of SigmaBleyzer and AgroGeneration, has shared her views on these and other topical agribusiness issues with us.