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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.

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.

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. 

 

New Year and especially Christmas are most popular and most beloved holidays in Ukraine. Both have a long history and a special set of traditions and rituals, all of which allow to explore a unique Ukrainian cultural identity that miraculously survived on the outskirts of modern Europe.

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.

For Ukrainians Christmas is the most important family holiday of the whole year. It is celebrated solemnly, as well as merrily, according to ancient customs that have come down through the ages and are still observed today. Christmas greetings are also very important tradition in Ukraine. In case you want to greet your local friends, we’ll tell you how this can be made in Ukrainian style.

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.

Ukrainians like to celebrate the New Year’s Eve with friends and family. And in spite of freezing temperatures, they often toast the New Year outdoors, when the sky lights up by fireworks.

Lviv gets exceptionally magical in winter. To set you in that special Christmas mood, "Destinations" rounded up a list of Interesting December 2017 events in Lviv.

It’s the last weekend of winter and Maslyana week in Ukraine. There many things happening around the town from sumptuous pancake feasts to cool jazz concerts. «Destinations» rounds up a list of most interesting events of last winter weekend in Kyiv.

The upcoming weekend in Kyiv is rich on various events and happenings. Don’t stay in, «Destinations» rounds up some interesting recommendations for a February 18th - 19th, 2017 weekend in Kyiv.

The last week before the Great Fast coincided with pagan holiday of seeing off the winter and meeting the spring, which was celebrated by all people of Europe in the pre-Christian period. The east Slavs called this holiday “Maslyanytsya”, Butter Week or Pancake Week.

 According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the year of Rooster (Fire Rooster). It starts on January 28, 2017 (called the Lunar Chinese New Year or Chinese Spring Festival) and lasts till February 15, 2018. What does the Fire Rooster have in stock for us in 2017?

Winter holiday season in Lviv will be ending with a spectacular Ice Sculpture festival, which will take place in city’s downtown on January 18th and 19th. 6 sculptors will be creating a major ice art installation inspired by Ukrainian traditional Christmas carols.

Epiphany Day is an important religious holiday in Ukraine. It is celebrated on January 19th and is often referred to as Vodokhryshchi (Blessing of Water) or Yordan (Jordan River). Epiphany Day completes the winter (Christmas–New Year) festivities cycle in Ukraine.

Many Ukrainians celebrate the Old New Year, or Old Calendar New Year on January 14th. The beauty of traditions and rituals is still alive in villages, and the Western Ukraine takes the lead in celebrating this day with rites.

Now that winter holidays are almost over, you can go back to seeing musicians, visiting concerts and enjoying various live gigs. January brings plenty of high-profile music events to Odesa.

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.

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