Festivals Holidays

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.

New Vision International Short Film Festival is an innovative international festival of short-length cinema. This year’s edition will be held during April 9-17, 2016 in Kiev.

Platforma Art Zavod will hold the first Kyiv Coffee Festival on the weekend of April 1-3, 2016. The festival promises to be fun, interesting and tasty.

The Dutch Weekend in Kiev, dedicated to the Dutch Easter celebration, will be held at Manufactura outlet village during March 26-27, 2016.

Docudays is the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival held in Kiev and other regions of Ukraine. This year the main program along with additional activities and workshops will take place in Kiev from March 25, 2016 until April 1, 2016.

Music festivals culture is extremely popular throughout the world. Ukraine is not the main destination for music fans, however it offers some interesting options that are not worth that European small scale festivals to choose from. Check out the top music festivals in Ukraine.

March 12-20 is the Francophone Week in Ukraine, an international festival that brings together French-speaking fans of art and culture worldwide.

UAmade concept stores network offers amazing products from the best Ukrainian designers and artists. On occasions, UAmade organizes festivals, where you can find lots of interesting things to buy, good food to eat and chill music to listen to. Don’t miss the upcoming UAmade Fest in Kiev dedicated to the big holiday of Maslenitsa!

International Women’s Day in Ukraine brings 4 day-offs this year: March 5-8, 2016. Check out some tips about how to spend this March 8 Weekend in Kiev.

International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8 every year, is intended to be a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. However, the focus of this day ranges in different regions. Iin Ukraine (as well as in other post-Soviet countries) it is more of a general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women.

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