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February 19. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals World Marine Mammal Protection Day or World Whale Day is held on February 19 each year. The aim of this ecological date is to draw people’s attention to preservation of habitats for different creatures dwelling in the seas and oceans of our planet. Also on February 19th China is celebrating Yuan Xiao […]

February 18. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 18 The Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. Agatha. In common terms, people believed that she was the patron saint of cattle, so they prayed for animals’ health and asked to keep them from spoiling. Also  on February 18th is the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Day and it […]

February 17. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 17 The National Cat Day initiated by Italian journalist Claudi Angeletti is celebrated in Europe. It is more of a public holiday. The month of February was chosen due to the fact that it is the Aquarius period, which in Italian culture embodies free and independent spirits. Also on February […]

February 12. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 12 the Orthodox Church pays a tribute to the memory of three great hierarchs, educators and preachers – St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. In Ukraine this day is better known as the celebration of Three Holy Hierarchs. Name–days: Vasyl (Basil), Hryhoryi (Gregory), Ivan […]

February 11. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals Each year the second Tuesday of February the world marks the Safer Internet Day. This year it falls on February 11 and its motto is «Together for the Best Internet». Its aim is promotion of better and positive use of digital technologies, especially by children and youth. Name-days: Roman, Dmytro. The most […]

February 10. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 10 the Orthodox Church pays the tribute to the memory of Ephraim the Syrian, a famous preacher and theologian. This day is unofficially called «the Day of Miracles» as according to the apocrypha any “never-before-seen wonder” may happen to you.  In folklore Ephraim has a treasure trove of nicknames such […]

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"Culture is being a pursuit of our total perfection by means of getting to know, on all the matters which most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world..."
Matthew Arnold

I have found a peculiar interest in observing cultural events taking place in Ukraine and abroad. It’s an opportunity to get acquainted with the main international culture events, to understand their significance for Ukraine and the world as well as to share the hottest of them.

We have so many exciting topics related to art and the Ukrainian national culture! Some of them help us find out about establishment of joint projects, inaugurations of galleries, conducting international festivals, original approach to creating new items with the use of traditional Ukrainian techniques. After all, from generation to generation Ukrainians have conveyed their love, inspiration and talent to discover beauty either in people or their creations.

All this proves the uniqueness of the Ukrainian nation’s cultural heritage, so let us enrich it together!