Archive for the ‘Old History’Category

Chernihiv – a trip to the past

If you enjoy traveling back through time, come to Chernihiv – one of the most ancient cities of Ukraine. The City was the second capital of Kyivan Rus and is well known for its unique historic sights. One fourth of all Old Russian architecture in Ukraine is here!
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Ostroh – Spirit of the Past

In Rivne province of Western Ukraine there’s an ancient town Ostroh (Ostrog) seated on the picturesque banks of Horyn River. It was first mentioned by the Hypatian Codex in the year 1100. While travelling between Kyiv and Lviv, it’s more than worthy to stop and explore!
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07 2013

Ivana Kupala Night – when miracles revive

If you travel Ukraine in Summer, around 6-7th of July, don’t miss the spectacular celebration of Ivana Kupala Night! Actually, this is the ancient pagan tradition, which was renovated into one of the native Christian celebrations. It’s loved by locals and deeply impresses foreigners with its fascinating rituals, intertwined with national folklore, and enriched with modern special effects.
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05 2013

Velykden – Ukrainian Easter

Velykden’ (Easter) is the most cheerful religious holiday for orthodox believers in Ukraine. While travelling the country during this time, you’ll have an exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique atmosphere of this holiday!
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02

05 2013

Catholic Ukraine

Originally, Ukrainians confessed Eastern version of Christianity, after it was brought from Byzantium by Greek monk missionaries. Thus, the nation has always belonged to Orthodox church under the authority of the Greek patriarch of Constantinople.
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04 2013