Festivals Holidays

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Any passerby in an urban cityscape has observed the colorful, provocative, illegal "eyesore" that is graffiti. Although many consider the spray-painted pieces a nuisance, graffiti has been gaining recognition from the art world more and more as a legitimate form of art.

Hayao Miyazaki is sometimes called the "Walt Disney of Japan». He is considered to be one of the most famous animation directors in the world. Miyazaki has produced many extraordinary works such as Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Visit Hayao Miyazaki Cartoon Festival in Lviv this upcoming weekend.

KOTOfest (CATfest) is not a cat show as you might think judging from its name. KOTOfest is an atmospheric festival of contemporary art happening in Odessa on the first weekend of August.

Z-Games: The Spirit Of Action is one of the biggest sports and music festivals in Europe. In August 2016 this massive event will take place in Zatoka - beachfront town in Odessa Region.

Taking place at one of the more remote and industrial districts of Lviv, Sergey Parajanov Festival in Lviv aims to start the whole new cinema art movement in Ukraine.

Hedonism is cultural-educational philosophy, embodying carefree life. This is going to be the motto of the last three days of July at one of Kiev’s beach clubs – ‘UBK’ - during Hedonism Festival, a sensual public and multilayer stream of your favorite music.

ZAXIDFEST 2016

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The biggest open air festival in Ukraine invites true music fans for another wild summer weekend bash on August 19th-21st, 2016.

Wiz-art Lviv International Short Film Festival is an annual film festival, one of the most significant and influential in Ukraine. The Festival is meant to present the innovative independent cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists.

The main and the primary idea of ​​the Theater Festival is creation of a comfortable space to organize and invite people who are ready to experience the bliss of creativity in its pure and original form.

Night tours became another popular tourist attraction of Lviv. The cultural life of the city continues deep into the night. The "Night in Lviv” festival is held twice a year, however this year due to political and economic situation in Ukraine it will be happening only in July.

One of the most anticipated music events of this summer, a four-day festival «Faine Misto"  («Cool City»), will be held from July 7th till July 10th, 2016 at «Ternopil» International Airport.

Pivdenfest 2016 in Odessa is the main musical event of this summer. The show is performed in open air. Festival's line-up includes Ukrainian and foreign celebrities.

Ivana Kupala Night is a Ukrainian observance, annually held on July 7 to celebrate the summer solstice.

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Atlas Weekend is the Ukrainian music festival founded in 2015. This year it offers three-day program that is going to bring together 130 Ukrainian and international musicians during the weekend of July 8-10, 2016 in Kiev.

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U-Park is the Ukrainian music festival that is going to take place at the NSC Olympiysky and will bring together the world's most popular musicians on one stage in Kiev during two days – July 6 and 8, 2016.

One of the best outdoor events in Kyiv, the Picnic of United Dreams, will be held on Saturday July 9, at Art-zavod Platforma.

On June 18, 2016 Kiev will celebrate the traditional Latvian fest for the whole family - Yaniv day.

Trinity (Triytsya in Ukrainian) is the religious feast dedicated to the Christian belief of Holy Spirit’s descent on the apostles. This year’s celebration of trinity in Ukraine falls on Sunday of June 19.

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Over the past few years, Ostrov (Island) Festival in Kiev has become the starting point for anyone who can’t imagine summer in the capital without proper electronic music. The upcoming edition of the festival will take place at Trukhaniv Island on the weekend of June 10-12, 2016. Don’t miss it!

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The Day of Francophonie in Kiev will be held in fair format on June 12, 2016 in one of the most beautiful and ‘very French’ surroundings of Kiev - charming Kostiolna Street.

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