Arturo Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time. He has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards and the Billboard Awards. In February 2018, the musician will visit Lviv with his solo concert.
New 2018 year is coming, and it will surely delight us with numerous bright and exciting cultural festivals. Though the most of art and music events are usually announced shortly before the date, the largest and the most influential Ukrainian festivals have already presented interesting information on their new upcoming programs. So which main cultural events 2018 are mostly awaited in Ukraine? Let`s check out!
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. «Destinations» brings you a list of Christmas festivities happening in Lviv over the upcoming weekend.
January in Ukraine is a traditional holiday time, when all people try to have as much fun as possible, and visiting exciting music events is an integral part of the feast. In January 2018, concert schedule of Ukrainian capital offers shows of the biggest music stars as well as some great tribute concerts and other interesting music performances. Let`s check out the best January 2018 concerts in Kyiv.
January is a traditional winter holiday period, so it is time to enjoy as much pleasures of life as we can. Besides visiting endless restaurants and parties, we also need some food for our souls, and in this case going to a good ballet, opera or classical music concert is the right decision. Check out the best cultural events in Ukraine in January 2018, where you will feel charming vibes of classic art.
As usual, January is the peak season of winter holidays and festivals in Ukraine. Thousands people all around the country celebrate New Year and Christmas and have lots of fun in all possible ways. Christmas fairs, historical festivals, music concerts and many other interesting events wait for everyone! Let`s see which January 2018 festivals in Ukraine we can visit to enjoy merry holiday period to the fullest extent.
In Ukraine, there is a popular saying: “You will spend New Year the way you celebrated it!”. This means that spending magic New Year night in a festive atmosphere with merry people gives a good start to the whole upcoming year. Those who agree with this should definitely take a look at the list of amazing thematic New Year 2018 parties that will be held in the best hotels, restaurants and venues of Kyiv.
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.
With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to discover new places and enjoy every moment of holiday season. Whether you’d like to be sipping mulled wine at Lviv’s iconic Christmas market on Rynok Square or go to the mountains for spectacular winter scenery and skiing, here are some ideas for where to go in December in Ukraine.
Wonderful and feel-good experience for all ages, attending opera or ballet in Kyiv National Opera House is a great idea for spending winter-holiday evening. Guests will have a chance to enjoy all-time classic performances and Christmas-themed concerts. «Destinations» narrows down top December 2017 performances in Kyiv Opera House.
Our favorite winter holidays are on the way, and the spirit of celebration and fun is already in the air. Undoubtedly, showy weeks of December are the right time for partying, dancing and listening to energizing music to keep the holiday mood. Check out the best December 2017 concerts in Kyiv, where you will enjoy the most exciting music vibes.
This year, the National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv celebrates its 150th anniversary. Just imagine – 150 years of excellent ballet and opera performances, that touched hearts of thousands grateful visitors! On occasion of this important jubilee, the new season in Kyiv Opera is going to be exceptionally bright and exciting. Check out the main upcoming opera and ballet performances at the National Opera of Ukraine in November 2017.
Thanksgiving Day is a traditional holiday, celebrated in the USA and in Canada. According to an old tradition, on Thanksgiving Day all generations of a family gather at one table, and each person expresses gratitude for all the good things that have happened to him/her during this year. Thanksgiving Day is a favorite event for many people, including those who live far from home, for example, in Kyiv. So how to celebrate Thanksgiving 2017 in Ukrainian capital?
November can be fairly called the gloomiest month of the year. However, those who know how to have fun do not feel blue even in these chilly days. We are sure: going to an inspiring music show is one of the best ways to escape somberness of November days. Visit the best November 2017 concerts in Kyiv and let soul-touching melodies warm up your heart.
Trick or treat! All Saints` Eve, better known in Ukraine as Halloween, is on the way. This unusual American holiday, traditionally celebrated on October 31, became popular in our country only a few years ago. However, it is already highly appreciated by young people, who just love to dance all night in the costumes of zombies and vampires. Let us check the best thematic events for upcoming Halloween in Kyiv 2017.
On October 14, Ukrainians celebrate Defender Day in order to honor heroism and courage of brave warriors, who protect independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and to consolidate the spirit of patriotism in society. In 2017, Ukrainian Defender Day falls on Saturday, so the official holiday will be shifted to Monday, October 16. In such a way, Ukrainians are going to have three days off in a row. Let`s check out how Ukrainian cities will celebrate Ukrainian Defender Day 2017.
Festival calendar in Ukraine gets exceptionally busy in fall. Lviv is flooded with the bookworm crowd arriving to the city for the biggest Ukrainian Book Forum in September, Kyiv attracts many visitors for the major art festival of the year Gogol Fest, that’s just to name a few. «Destinations» gathers together a list of the most interesting autumn 2017 festivals in Ukraine.
Lviv is considered to be a festival capital of Ukraine. It seems like Lviv dwellers have a festival of almost everything these days: coffee festival, beer festival, Pampukh (traditional Christmas donut) festival, «Nalyvka» and «Nastoyanka» traditional strong liquors festival, cheese and wine festival and many more. However, one of the oldest and most beloved festival in Lviv is festival of Chocolate also known as National Chocolate Holiday.
We met with Olga Businello in Kyiv after her long day of flights, but, nevertheless, her eyes were shining and her smile sincerely welcomed me. It was her first visit to Ukraine. This strong and at the same time tender woman is the Manager of a huge Valpolicella wine consortium, that includes more than 2000 wineries and production companies famous all over the world with its Amarone wine. She was the first lady in Italy and in Europe who got that high position. Daily challenges made her the highly professional manager of a serious business. And today this wonderful woman discovers Ukraine.
The agrarian sector has been the locomotive of economic growth in Ukraine in recent years. Agriculture generates about 12% of the country's GDP, providing jobs for millions of Ukrainians. Let's see what experts have to say about the current rates and agrarian sector future.