- May 4–6, 2012
International Rally Ukrainian Gates 2012 will take place in the Carpathian Mountains – on the territory of two oblasts of Ukraine – Lviv and Zakarpattya. Representatives of twelve European countries received invitations to participate in the motorsport event in Ukraine. As of February 9, 2012, over 70 racing teams applied for participation in Ukrainian Gates 2012.
- May 6, 2012
Kurgan Lelia is a festival of traditional Cossack culture that celebrates the historical heritage of Cossack culture in Ukraine. The festival will be held on May 6, 2012, in western Ukrainian city of Rivne. It will feature performances of Cossack dances and presentations of their fighting techniques. The visitors of Kurgan Lelia will be able to enjoy traditional games, ceremonies and cuisine, as well as see the costumes of that epoch.
- May 10–13, 2012
The XXII International Scientific Conference History of Religions in Ukraine will take place in Lviv’s Museum of History of Religion on May 10-13, 2012. The questions up for discussion at the conference include religion in the classical era, history of Christianity, religious movements, and the philosophy of religion. Over 180 scientists will discuss the seven topics of the conference.
- May 12, 2012
The third pan-Ukrainian Bicycle Parade Without Borders will try and make biking fashionable in six Ukrainian cities on May 12th. The event in Cherkasy, Kherson, Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, and Uzhhorod aims to promote the everyday use of bicycles as means of transportation.
- May 15–22, 2012
Married couples in Ukraine will join the movement of family values promotion in the run of the international event Marriage Week. In 1997 the movement took place in Great Britain for the first time; as of today 18 countries of the world participate in the social initiative.
- May 18–20, 2012
Eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv will open its doors to the international festival of poetry Kyiv Laurels. Poets and musicians from Kharkiv, Kyiv, Moscow, and Warsaw will perform at Kharkiv’s new exhibition and festival platform – Yermolov-Center.
- May 19–20, 2012
International Festival of Medieval Culture will gather knights from Hungary, Slovakia, and Ukraine during a two-day get-together at the Chynadievs’kyi Castle near Mukachevo. Spectacular knights’ group fights, jousts, sword and battle-axe fights will entertain the guests of the festival.
- May 19, 2012
An eco-event in Lviv will take place on May 19, 2012. The event in the city’s park Znesinnia is aimed at drawing public attention to protecting the environment and the role of business in this process. The motto of the event is Start Today – Save Tomorrow.
- May 26, 2012
Throughout the centuries the largest city of Ukraine Kyiv experienced many cultural eras. Today’s Ukrainian megalopolis combines various architectural, linguistic, and lifestyle traditions. Besides the numerous landmarks, monuments, and museums, the multicultural city has a great number of higher education institutions (nearly 200) and industrial sites. Kyiv is twinned with 37 cities – Rome, Chicago, and Paris among others.
- May 30 – June 3, 2012
The 10th Grand annual bike festival Tarasova Hora will unfold in Ukraine on May 30 – June 3, 2012. This year the festival will take place in a different spot – at the Slavutych and Pereyaslavska health resorts, located near Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi (previously it was held in Kaniv and Cherkasy).