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 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.
Kyiv and especially Lviv are home to many Catholic Christians, who will be celebrating Christmas on December 25th. These cities are also two of the most popular travel destinations of Eastern Europe, which means there will be many international guests, who’d like to visit traditional Christmas mass on December 24th and 25th. «Destinations» gathered together most up-to-date information on Advent and Christmas Masses Schedule 2017 in Roman Catholic Churches of Kyiv and Lviv.
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.
«Winter in Lviv starts with jazz», this is a popular saying that Lviv jazz enthusiasts know well. JazzBez festival is the oldest jazz festival in Lviv and perhaps in all of Ukraine. For numerous jazz fans, JazzBez is a good tradition to start the winter with the top-notch jazz and unique atmosphere of beautiful old Lviv.
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.
"Golden Lion" theater festival was founded in 1992 in Lviv. Now Golden Lion is one of the most prestigious theater forums of Ukraine. Every year this theater festival transforms Lviv into a huge theatrical scene, where spectacular performances from the leading European theatrical troops take place right on the streets and squares of the city.
Lviv gets exceptionally busy in fall. With all the bookworm crowd leaving the city after the biggest Ukrainian Book Forum in September, it’s the foodies who will take the stage in Lviv. «Destinations» brings the list of top festivals in Lviv happening this fall.
On September 13 -17 special guests from over 15 foreign countries are to come to the Lviv Book Forum, the single most important event for literature and publishing business in Ukraine. If you are serious about books, Lviv in September is a place to be.
Very soon the vibrant blue and yellow colors of Ukrainian flag will adorn the streets of every city to commemorate the important national event of our Ukrainian Independence Day. All region capitals will celebrate this event. Meanwhile, Kyiv had begun preparing for this day a couple of weeks in advance.
The last and the hottest summer month is going to be full of bright impressions. Apart from relaxing beach days and outdoors picnics in nature with friends, there are also some interesting music events to come. All music fans who stay in Odesa and Lviv this August are welcome to enjoy exciting concerts and music parties.
Since 2011, the Ukrainian city of Lviv has been home to a new Jazz Festival. Here the "blue note" meets Eastern Europe, with lively improvisation, available to all. Alfa Jazz Fest is a festival on an international scale. The festival will not only bring the world’s best jazz artists together; it will plunge the city into the spirit of European-level music performance during upcoming summer weekend.
«Street Food So Good» Festival has become a much anticipated event among Lviv street food enthusiasts. At the event numerous guests can devour delicious street food, enjoy music of the hippest Ukrainian bands and DJs, play in the sunshine with friends and family. This Street Food Festival in Lviv is meant to satisfy all of your first warm days outdoor cravings.
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.
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.