Ukrainian festivals

There are a lot of interesting festivals in Ukraine. We want to present you some of them.

The Day of Dignity and Freedom.

On November 13, 2014 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the Decree "On the Day of Dignity and Freedom", which set an annual celebration on November 21 the Day of Dignity and Freedom.According to the Decree, that day set for the purpose of adoption in Ukraine the ideals of freedom and democracy, preserve and deliver to the current and future generations of objective information about the momentous events in Ukraine of the beginning of the XXI century, and giving the honour for patriotism and courage of the people, who in the autumn 2004 and in November 2013 - February 2014 appeared in defense of democratic values, rights and freedoms of man and citizen, national interests of our country, its European choice.

WOODSTOСK.

Woodstock Ukraine is a summertime festival that takes place on a small territory of Ukrainian lands outdoors. This time we are changing our favorite bad to crazy nights with music, among tents and fire. This summer it lasts during 8-12 of July on the territory of Svirzh castle in Lviv region. We have a lot of surprises to the visitors (and not only musical): workshops, theatrical performances, sign-sessions, tea ceremonies, hatha yoga, tasting of vegetarian dishes, canoe competitions and a so on. The highlight of our music scene are the performances of Neil Taylor and a lot of different bands from Poland, Ukraine, Switzerland, Mexico and Canada and so on.

MOLODIST


"Molodist" is one of the greatest specialized cinema events in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). Now it  is the only film festival in Ukraine, which has been ranked by FIAPF since 1991. It is a priority platform in the region for presenting the latest and the most up cine products and covers the most high-profile events of modern cinema ­– both mainstream and experimental.

The main objective of the festival is to promote young professional cinema. As forty years ago competitive program represents professional and amateur movies of debutants. The main sections – student, the first short film (fiction, animation, documentary) and the first feature film. Geography of contest entries includes countries from almost all continents. So we seek and find – and thus provide an opportunity for young talents to take their place in modern cinema.

LVIV CHEESE AND WINE FESTIVAL.

Lviv Cheese and Wine Festival - main autumn gastronomic Festival in Ukraineand a good opportunity to learn about the culture and tradition of both cheeseand winemaking in Lviv, visit fairs, concerts, contests, music band concerts and certainly taste good cheese and good wine.

The first Odessa International Film Festival was held from the 16th to the 24th of July, 2010. It offered to its audiences a competition program of 16 films and over 50 films out of competition.The “Rodina” theater served as the main venue for the festival as well as the festival center. One of the most outstanding architectural monuments in all of Ukraine,the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater, served as the venue for the opening and closing festival ceremonies.

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