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January 7, 2013

Lviv Welcomes Guests With Kutia

On January 7th 2013 south Ukrainian Lviv will host the festival dedicated to the celebration of the Orthodox Christmas with public cooking, presentation and tasting of traditional Ukrainian Christmas meal – kutia. A big kettle with one ton of kutia will be cooked under the open sky in front of the Lviv Opera House.

January 7, 2013

Kharkiv Introduces Christmas Art Tram

The eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv will present a festive Christmas-themed tram on the day of Orthodox Christmas – January 7, 2013. The fancily decorated tram will use the route, followed by the first trams in the city. Several popular bands will entertain the guests on board.

January 11–13, 2013

Cherkasy Start a Year With Jazz Days Anniversary Edition

Central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy will hold the 2013 Cherkasy Jazz Days international music festival in early January. The festival, which has already become a tradition, will brighten up the city for the 25th time in a row!

January 12, 2013

Lviv Attracts Smartest People

Western Ukrainian Lviv, which on numerous occasions has been named the cultural capital of Ukraine, will host the Lviv Vzymkou (Lviv in wintertime) mind games festival on January 12-13, 2013.

January 12, 2013

Western Ukrainian Bukovyna Sets Up For Ethnographic Festival

Bykovyna – western Ukrainian historical area, which currently spreads along Romanian Ukrainian border, located on the northern slopes of the central Eastern Carpathians and the adjoining plains – has traditionally been throwing Malanka u Vashkovtsiakh ethnographic festival.

January 13, 2013

Open Air Folk Museum Celebrates Malanka

The Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life Pyrohiv near Kyiv will celebrate the passing Orthodox Christian Christmas along with the traditional folk holiday of Malanka, or the New Year according to Julian calendar. The festival Koliadky. Shchedrivky. Malanky will take place at the site on January 13, 2013.

January 14–15, 2013

Pikkardiyska Tertsia Helps Raise Funds on a Silent Night

The Jesuit Church in Lviv will host two Christmas concerts by a famous Ukrainian vocal formation Pikkardiyska Tertsia. The acclaimed team will present the holiday program Tykha Nich… (Silent Night…) on January 14 and 15, 2013. Part of the funds received from ticket sale will be donated to the renovation works in the church, as its frescos bear tremendous cultural and historical value. The artifacts date back to the 18th century and were created by Francis and Sebastian Eckstein.

January 19, 2013

Kyiv Gets De-Phazzed

The German band De Phazz comes back to Ukraine with a new show, which they will present on January 19th, 2013. The team aims to represent the future of jazz as their name is an anagram for DEstination PHuture of jAZZ.

January 19, 2013

Baptism of Jesus Celebration Takes Place in Kyiv Extreme Park

Baptism of Jesus (Vodokhreshcha) is a popular holiday in Ukraine as it marks the end of the winter holiday season. The event traditionally involves ice swimming combined with Orthodox Christian rituals. Kyiv will begin this year’s celebration of Vodokhreshcha at 10 a.m. on January 19, 2013, in the Druzhby Narodiv park.

January 29, 2013

Mentally Handicapped Musicians Perform in Kyiv

The famous Dutch musical team Jostiband Orchestra will perform in Kyiv on January 29, 2013. While the stationary orchestra features 180 musicians, its touring team of 35 will arrive to Kyiv. The charity event will raise money for Ukrainian children with Down syndrome. The acquired funds will finance early development and educational programs.

January 31, 2013

Kyiv Broadcasts World Violin Classics

Ukrainian national radio presents a concert, dedicated to the world heritage of music for violin. The event Skrypkovyi Vsesvit will take place at the Large Concert Studio of the Sound Recording House of the National Radio Company of Ukraine on January 31, 2013.

February 2, 2013

Yellowcard Debuts in Ukraine

Ukrainian fans of punk rock and alternative will get their late New Year present on February 2, 2013, at Kyiv’s Bingo club – the concert of the legendary Yellowcard! Formed back in 1997, the band keeps experimenting with different styles. In their most recent albums, for instance, one can distinguish the sounds of violin.

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