Each country has its own customs, traditions, holidays and important days in its history. Talking of holidays in Ukraine we can’t but tell about everybody’s favourite Ukrainian New Year Holiday. People think that at night of December, 31 on New Year’s eve the old year with all its troubles leaves us forever and the New Year with all our hopes and expectations knocks at our doors. People decorate the Christmas tree, have New Year parties and prepare presents for their relatives and friends.
New Year’s Day in Ukraine is celebrated in a similar way that Christmas is celebrated in many countries. For starters, it is a time when many Ukrainians decorate their Christmas tree and buy presents to give to one another. Children in Ukraine receive gifts from Ded Moroz, which is a similar character to the modern day Santa Claus. Many people prepare dinners and arrange parties to celebrate the New Year.
Traditionally, prior to midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, a presidential speech is broadcast nationally. As Ukraine approaches the New Year, many people raise a toast to drink to the New Year and as they enter the New Year, they congratulate each other. Fireworks are also lit to celebrate January 1.
New Year’s Day is a national holiday in Ukraine so schools, banks and public offices are closed. If a holiday falls on a weekend, the Monday after the weekend is a day off for many people. Taxis and public transport options are generally available but it is best to check with the relevant transport authorities on schedules and ticket availability.
Ded Moroz (also spelled as Did Moroz) is known as Father Frost, the Ukrainian version of Santa Claus. He is characterized in cartoons, images, and in theatrical plays. His coat is long and embroidered with silver stars and crosses. He wears a red hat embroidered with pearls, as well as mittens, a belt, boots, and a staff made of silver or crystal. He was traditionally a symbol of winter, and is often accompanied by his granddaughter Snegurochka.
We have a great offer for the New Year celebration in the best palces of Ukraine.
Among the most ancient and romantic cities in Eastern Europe, Kyiv is a great destination for your next coming holidays. New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular holidays in Kyiv. Family celebrations at home are still a solid tradition. More and more locals and visitors want to go out to celebrating the special night.
The main action of NYE in Kyiv is the traditional New Year night at the Independence Square with concerts and mass festivities. New Year celebrations at the Independence Square in Kyiv will start in 9:00 pm on December 31st, and finished after midnight on January 1st. Kyiv NYE fireworks are one of the best displays over Eastern European countries.
If you like to discover the nightlife of the Kyiv city on New Years Eve, Xlib should be a good choice. It is an underground alternative nightclub venue with a hot atmosphere of impressive music. The Arena Dance Club is another popular nightclub on trendy disco based atmosphere theme with contemporary music, world famous DJ’s, fashion shows, etc. If you’ve ever dreamed of being famous, you’ll have the unique chance to make your dreams come true, as all Arena Dance Club guests on this special evening will be actors who are taking part in the filming of a movie.
Our Program includes accommodation at 3-4* hotel with breakfasts, New Year celebration at the Independence Square and Sophiyska Square with a concert of Ukrainian stars, folklore show & traditions, food & drinks and Kyiv City Tour. You can book festive dinner and show at the hotel like option as well.
During New Year holidays Lviv is filled with unforgetable and magic atmosphere. Decorated Christmas trees, cheerful Santa Clauses on the streets, New Year and Christmas faires, bright Christmas lights and lighted ancient buildings will bring you the feeling of miracle. New Year in Lviv is always fascinating and unforgettable. Exciting festivals and open-air merrymakings are taking place on streets and squares of the city. The main firework of the city will be waiting for you on the Eve of New Year on the Prospekt Svobody in the city centre of Lviv. 2016 will bring you luck wherever you will celebrate it. However, if you celebrate it in Lviv, you will feel comfort and joy all year long.
Our Program includes accommodation at 3-4* hotel with breakfasts, New Year festive dinner and show at the hotel and Lviv City Tour.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Slavske, on of the best ski resorts in the Carpathian Mountains for some relaxation and adventure. While in the mountains you may choose to spa, ski, relax at the lodge or participate in a range of other winter or cultural activities. The ski resort features runs for varying levels of expertise from beginner to intermediate, as well as several black diamonds. Experience the unique and ancient traditions of Ukrainian New Year.
Our Program includes accommodation at 3-4* hotel with breakfasts or Half Board, New Year festive dinner and show at the hotel and 5 day ski pass.