Mamaieva Sloboda Welcomes Folk Fest
Zhyly-Buly (Once Upon a Time) folklore festival will open its doors to the folklore groups blending in a rich ethnic palette. Various nationalities that lived side by side with Ukrainians and managed to preserve their unique culture will make appearance at historical-cultural complex Mamaieva Sloboda.
The festival promises to be very spectacular: Afghans, Assyrians, Azeri, Bashkir, Belarusians, Bulgarians, Buryats, Czechs, Dagestanis, Estonians, Finnish-Permian group, Gagauz, Georgians, Germans, Greeks, Gypsies, Hungarians, Jews, Karaites, Kazakhs, Koreans, Kurds, Lithuanians, Moldavians, Ossetians, Poles, Romanians, Tatars, Russians, Uzbeks together with Ukrainian Cossacks will present their original folk dances, songs, crafts and games.
All the participating ethnicities will also invite the guests of the festival to taste their ethnic cuisine. Along with the Cossack kulish one will observe large and small kettles on the open fire, boiling with Polish bigos, Tatar pilaf, Russian cabbage soup, Moldovan hominy, Hungarian goulash, Belorusian pudding, Lithuanian beet porridge, Gagauz shorpa, stewed quails from Gypsies, etc.
Art fairs, workshops and scientific discussions will also be available for participation. All the events are expected to take place between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Mamaieva Sloboda is a complete replica of a historical Ukrainian Cossack village. The historical center often hosts gatherings of modern day Cossacks. It was designed to mimic the natural environment, architecture and lifestyle of the ancient warriors – Cossacks, who once lived on the territory of Ukraine.
When: May 12, 2012, 9 a.m.
Where: 2 Mykhaila Dontsya St., Otradnyi District, Kyiv