Festivals Holidays

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.

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.

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.

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