Monday, 28 October 2019

Ukrainian Cultural Day in Brande

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Many children came to «Ukrainian cultural day in Denmark». For them it was also interesting. Many children came to «Ukrainian cultural day in Denmark». For them it was also interesting. Photo: Vasyl Tykhovych / Facebook

The Association of Ukrainians in Denmark in collaboration with the Ukrainian Embassy held a large-scale event entitled ”Ukrainian Cultural Day in Denmark”.

A fantastic party brought together both Danes and Ukrainians from all over the country. Guests had the opportunity to see, feel, enjoy, learn more about Ukraine and Ukrainians, get acquainted with the activities of several Ukrainian organizations in Denmark: ”Lastivka”, ”Save Ukraine”, ”Help sick children”, ”Club Ukraina”, ”Football Union” and others.

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Painted porcelain. Photo: Vasyl Tykhovych / Facebook

During the Ukrainian cultural day in Denmark, children from local Ukrainian Saturday / Sunday schools, adult dance groups and individual artists invited from Ukraine showed their talents. The party's adorn was the children's violin orchestra from Copenhagen ”Zapolsky Strings” led by the famous Ukrainian violinist Oleksander Zapolsky. The unmatched performance of Ukrainian folk songs by bandura player Svitlana Nikonorova and cymbalist Petro Skaziv's beautiful music touched everyone's soul. The audience was enamored and fascinated by the extraordinary aerial gymnast Tatyana Gron. The Ukrainian group ”Ukrajinotjka”, known among Ukrainians, and the duet Sofia Morgul / Victor Kacheruk delighted the guests with wonderful folk and modern dance.

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Aerial gymnast Tatyana Gron during a performance on the day of Ukrainian culture in Denmark. Photo: Vasyl Tykhovych / Facebook

Both Ukrainians and Danes had the opportunity to try and enjoy delicious Ukrainian traditional dishes: varenyky, cabbage rolls, borsch, cottage cheese pancakes and a variety of cakes.

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Ukrainian volunteers serve the guests at the event with Ukrainian dishes. Photo: Vasyl Tykhovych / Facebook

In addition to an incredible concert and delicious Ukrainian dishes, the guests became familiar with works of Ukrainian art such as Petrovska painting and embroidery, ancient ceramic crafts, forging, weaving, painting of Easter eggs, wickerwork and attending various master classes at this Ukrainian fair.

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Master class of ceramics. Photo: Vasyl Tykhovych / Facebook

”Ukrainian Cultural Day in Denmark” was held on October 27, 2019. For the second time in its history, a large-scale event was held by the Association of Ukrainians in Denmark in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine. Thanks to volunteering, children and adults could see, try and feel the richness and diversity of Ukrainian culture, cuisine, songs, traditions and buy handmade souvenirs. Ukrainians thus represented their country appropriately in the Kingdom of Denmark.

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Ambassador of Ukraine to Denmark Mykhailo Vydoinyk. Photo: Vasyl Tykhovych / Facebook

Translation by Jørgen Deleuran

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