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GlobalShevchenko: Wherever you are, join in!

  To celebrate the birthday of Taras Shevchenko two Ukrainian NGOs “Motherland young” (“Україні молода”) and “Ukrainians” (“Українці”) are organizing an international flashmob «Global Shevchenko». The purpose of the flashmob is to commemorate the life and works of the great poet, showing monuments installed both worldwide and in Ukraine, that testify to the universal recognition […]

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Ukrainian Art Community Helps Families of ATO Military

  The founders of Serhiy Zhadan’s charity believe that “those who have suffered as a result of the war in Ukraine should feel that they’re not alone and that they will always be an essential part of our society”.   The recently established charitable fund of Serhiy Zhadan has collected the first 100 thousand hryvnias. […]

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Curious facts about Ukrainian vyshyvanka

Curious facts about Ukrainian vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka – traditional embroidered clothes – has always been national symbol, pride and authentic feature of Ukraine. Today even Hollywood stars can feel themselves part of Ukraine by wearing vyshyvanka.   Authors and musicians appear in the streets wearing embroidered shirts, designers use Ukrainian ornaments in their fashion collections. Here are some curious facts you […]

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Second International Congress of Cultural Activists on June 28-29

Second International Congress of Culture Activists on June 28-29

Congress of Cultural Activists 2015 is the main event of this summer in sphere of culture for initiators and managers of multidisciplinary projects which initiatives are aimed at changing the country, building a dialogue between business, community and state. More details about congress and contact data are available on official website. The congress creates conditions […]

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Find some time for music even if you are at war

Find some time for music even if you are at war

Bandurist plays and sings for Ukrainian militants on the front line in village of Pisky, not far from Donetsk airport. Bandura in Ukrainian folk instrument also known under the term of kobza. Musicians who traveled and sang in settlements were called bandurists or kobzars. They were often blind and were accompanied by children to show […]

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‘Music of warriors’ project played EU anthem in 6 cities simultaneously

‘Music of warriors’ project played EU anthem in 6 cities simultaneously

Flashmob ‘Music of warriors’ became the highlight of this year’s campaign ‘Europe Days in Ukraine’. ‘Ode to joy’ – official EU anthem was played in 6 Ukrainian cities simultaneously. Performance of ‘Ode to joy’ in Kirovograd, Ivano-Frankvsk, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Chernivtsi and Kherson had an aim to demonstrate erudition of Ukrainian militants to European Community. In […]

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Ukraine 111 years ago in colored photos

Ukraine 111 years ago in colored photos

These images of typical Ukrainian villages were taken 111 years ago and they are absolunely amazing. Photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorskiy was one of pioneers of colored photography in early XX century. His works had great advantage over black and white photography because they could display soul. Enjoy soul and calm beauty of typical Ukrainian village in […]

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Vyshyvanka was everyday clothes in second half of XX century

vyshyvanka in xx century Ukraine

Could you guess it? Some 40 years ago vyshyvanka was everyday clothes in Western Ukraine. These are photographs taken in village of Kryvoryvnya in Western Ukraine.   Young as well as elderly people used to wear embroidered clothes and not only for holidays. By the way, national day of Vyshyvanka is celebrated in Ukraine on […]

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Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine

Day of Vyshyvanka in Ukraine

Day of Vyshyvanka is new Ukrainian nationwide celebration intended to preserve ancestral traditions of creating and wearing embroidered ethnic clothing. This holiday is celebrated on the third Thursday of May. Day of Vyshyvanka is original and self-sufficient, it doesn’t have any state or religious bases. One sparking idea gave start to national holiday in 2007. […]

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Love Lviv, love women, and love joking or 15 facts you didn’t know about Lviv Batiar

Day of Lviv Batiars

  Batiar’s Day is a celebration of Lviv urban culture. During this holiday people have rare opportunity to dive into atmosphere, mood, style and life of Lviv phenomenon of ‘batiarstvo’. These days every person in Lviv can become batiar and even get a certificate. The document says that person is a true batiar who likes […]

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