Festivals Holidays

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.

Photo: Qievdance Official Facebook page
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!

Photo: Tres FRANCAIS Official Facebook page
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.

This festival combines electronic music, street art exhibitions, street fairs, sports events with an educational component: lectures, seminars and co-working events.

The Day of Kyiv

20.05.16

The Day of Kyiv is the traditional celebration held every year in the capital during the last weekend of May, which is adored by the locals Join Kyiv residents in this fest!

The Days of Europe in Kiev is an already traditional festival for Ukrainian capital that brings together many interesting events! Don’t miss it!

Photo: Strichka Official Facebook page
One night and one day. Six stages and one open terrace. Strichka asks a question and delivers the answer in one unified moment, spanning a 24-hour festival in Kiev to celebrate the love of life, music and open-mindedness.

Kyiv Vegan Boom

05.05.16

Photo: Kyiv Vegan Boom Official Facebook page
Kyiv Vegan Boom is the first professional festival of vegan culture that embraces all spheres of life under the idea of humanity, love, peace and unity.

Photo: Alfa Jazz Fest Facebook page
The city of Lion is known as a center of art, literature, music and theatre arts in Ukraine. Nowadays, the indisputable evidence of the cultural wealth of the city is the large number of theaters, concert halls, art groups, as well as many creative activities held there. One of the most memorable of them is Alfa Jazz Fest.

In April 2016 What If Fest was organized in Kiev for the first time. If you've missed this event, we propose you to read and watch video report about it.

Photo: KISFF Official Facebook page
The 5th edition of Kyiv International Short Film Festival (KISFF), adored by the locals and respected by foreign guests, will be running in Ukrainian capital on April 20-24, 2016.

Photo: Book Arsenal Official Facebook page
The largest event in Ukraine that unites art and literature, Book Arsenal International Festival dedicated to the Word Book and Copyright Day, celebrated on April 23, will be held in Mystetskyi Arsenal during April 20-24, 2016 in Kyiv.

In each branch of Christianity, Easter symbols and traditions reflect differences that evolved over centuries. Nonetheless, common elements, which can be traced to the earliest days of Christianity, reflect the enduring power of faith and unity.

Hillel jeWish Fest, the festival of contemporary Jewish culture dedicated to the celebration of the 20 anniversary of the Hillel International Student Organization, will be held in Kiev on April 17, 2016.

Pysanka Festival is an artistic and theatrical event that will be held from April 23, 2016 until May 9, 2016 in Kiev.

Ukrainian Easter traditions combine Orthodox practices, folklore rituals and ancient pagan symbols. These traditions make Easter a special holiday for Ukrainians, because they add cheer and fun to the high spiritual meaning of Easter.

Kyiv Open Smile festival, event dedicated to All Fools’ Day or International Humor Day, will be held in Ukrainian capital on April 2, 2016.

Easter in Ukraine is a beautiful melding of traditional Christian practices, folklore and ancient pagan symbolism. The Orthodox Easter has the same sacral meaning as for the rest of Christian world, while it is celebrated on a different date and with distinguishable rituals and traditions.

French Spring is annual event celebrated not only in Kiev, but in other big cities of Ukraine. The festival of French culture, which offers a varied program in the fields of fine arts, cinema, literature and music, will start on April 2, 2016.

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