Tag: tradition

  • Culture


    Between the covers: exploring Ukraine by book Ukrainians, both native born and by genetic extraction, have a deep-seated commitment to exploring their country on the printed page. Reflections from authors comprising the Ukrainian diaspora internationally can introduce intrepid travelers to a world before their arrival in this dynamic country. A very small, but exciting sampling of books ...

  • Culture


    One of the best ways to gain insight and understanding into the ways of a nation is to take a deeper look at their folklore – and there is plenty of fascinating folklore in Ukraine! From fanciful dress to brightly painted eggs, the traditional Ukrainian folklore is usually an artistic expression of many of the fundamental beliefs of Ukrainian society.

  • Art Galleries

    L-Art Gallery

    If you enjoy viewing more classically styled art, a visit to the L-Art Gallery in Ukraine is never a bad idea. Sometimes also viewed as being a ‘socialist realism’ gallery because of its strong preference for this kind of art, the L-Art Gallery offers a broad selection of excellent realism artworks. In fact, the L-Art Gallery has literally hundreds of paintings from the Soviet period on ...

  • Ternopil Oblast


    Shumsk was a Jewish city in every sense of the word. Its inheritance was that of a rich culture through which tradition and strong beliefs dominated. During the 1897 ‘All Russian Census’ it was estimated that the Shumsk population stood at 2,258, of which 1,962 were Jews, making up a total of 87%. This was a staggering dominance in comparison to the residual 13% made up by a mixture of ...

  • Zhytomyr Oblast


    The city of Berdychiv is a quaint city in the Zhytomyr Oblast that has an extremely interesting past. The exact date as to when the city was founded is mere speculation, and how its name came about can only be guessed. In all honesty, Berdychiv's establishment is shrouded in mystery, and scientists and historians have been able to piece some of this fascinating puzzle together.

  • Ukrainian Crafts: Petrykivka Painting

    Originating in the village of Petrykivka in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the Petrykivka style of painting is one of Ukraine's unique and treasured forms of ornamental folk art which is still practiced ...

    December 3, 2014
  • Embrace Tradition at the Sorochyntsy Fair

    Every year in August, the village of Velyki Sorochintsy near Poltava hosts an event that was declared in 1999 by Presidential Decree to be Ukraine's national trade fair. Known as the ...

    July 17, 2014
  • Ukrainian Crafts: Motanka Dolls

    Visitors to the arts and crafts markets found in many Ukrainian cities, town and villages, are very likely to come across traditional motanka dolls on display and for sale. These ...

    May 22, 2014
  • Celebrating Easter in Ukraine

    With the arrival of Christianity in Ukraine in the tenth century, some ancient festivals were replaced or combined with Christian celebrations, with one of the most notable celebrations ...

    April 10, 2014
  • The Tradition of Beekeeping in Ukraine

    Ukraine has a long history of beekeeping and is well known in international apiculture circles for the superb quality of its honey and other bee related products. Ranked as the number one ...

    January 2, 2014