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The New 2020: what is it like?

  The New Year 2020 is a leap year of the white metallic rat and the rat is the first sign of the Oriental calendar according to which metal embodies such qualities as stubbornness, persistence, determination, while the white colour symbolizes purity, sincerity and good intentions. As if the symbol of the year shows that […]

November, 11. This day in history: holidays, name-days, most interesting dates and prominent figures – The News & Culture

Holidays 1918 – Memorial Day (Armistice Day). The Independence Day of Poland. On November 11, 1918 the Compiegne Armistice was signed between the Entente countries and Germany marking the end of the First World War. Poland celebrates the Independence Day. The event took place after the end of World War I when Poland declared its […]

Ukrainian Customary Etiquette Part II: Address

A living soul of the people, alive, invincible! O. Dovzhenko Any polite interpersonal communication starts with a greeting and address, setting the tone and mood for a conversation. Corroborating the well-known quote by Lina Kostenko, one can say: address just like “love strikes the soul” and from the very beginning of communication directly influences its […]

The Independence Day 2019: how was it?

Art direction by Alan Badoev, a music and dance flash mob as well as a march without military equipment. How the Ukrainians spent the new format 28th Independence Day and what amazed them most on that day you will get to know further on in our material. As early as in July the Ukrainians were […]

The Constitution Day is celebrated in Ukraine

The Constitution Day of Ukraine is celebrated annually on June 28. The day when the Constitution of Ukraine was adopted and entered into force is a public holiday and an official day off. This year, Ukrainians will have a rest for three days in a row because the holiday falls on Friday. The main document […]

The Holy Trinity 2019 in Ukraine: history, traditions and superstitious beliefs of the holiday

In 2019 the Holy Trinity Festival in Ukraine falls on Sunday, the 16th of June. The Christians celebrate Trinity Sunday on the fiftieth day after Easter, so this holiday has acquired another name – the Pentecost. The Holy Trinity is one of the twelve most important holidays for Christians. It resembles the three manifestations of […]

The Ascension Day 2019: the history, traditions and superstitious beliefs of the holiday

In 2019 the Ascension Day in Ukraine falls on Thursday, the 6th of June. Christians from all over the world celebrate this holiday on the fortieth day after Easter. The Ascension Day is a transient holiday celebrated on a Thursday 40 days after Easter. According to the Gospel, on the fortieth day after His Resurrection, […]

Ukrainians all over the world celebrate The Vyshyvanka Day

  On the third Thursday of May the Ukrainians all over the world celebrate the Vyshyvanka Day – the day of the national embroidered shirt. This event has a huge meaning for Ukrainian communities around the world as it demonstrates the idea of national identity and strong bond between people. It is a flash mob […]

Ukrainian Customary Etiquette. Part I: Greetings

“Before the sun rose in the morning Did you fail to pray? Did you to your unsure babes Neglect to teach the way?”   T.G. Shevchenko Ukrainian culture is a unique phenomenon, it splendidly enhances the color palette of authentic cultures of the world. Its roots stretch back to the depth of several millennia during which the traditions of peace-loving Ukrainian […]

“The Sunny Easter” from Ukrainian masters of traditional decorative art

The Centre of Ukrainian Culture and Arts LLC has hosted a solemn inauguration of the exhibition “The Sunny Easter-2019” dedicated to the traditional Easter themes. About 2000 exhibits by 46 masters and talented children’s groups from all over Ukraine are presented at the exhibition. The exposition covers three floors full of Easter attributes. There you […]

“The Sunny Easter” from Ukrainian masters of traditional decorative art

The Centre of Ukrainian Culture and Arts LLC has hosted a solemn inauguration of the exhibition “The Sunny Easter-2019” dedicated to the traditional Easter themes. About 2000 exhibits by 46 masters and talented children’s groups from all over Ukraine are presented at the exhibition. The exposition covers three floors full of Easter attributes. There you […]