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5 Festive Old New Year Parties This Weekend

11. January 2013 by Masha 0 Comments


The final festivities of the holiday season will take place this weekend in Russia and Ukraine. Sunday night is Old New Year’s Eve so friends and family will gather once again to sing, dance, eat, and drink.


While the Old New Year is more of a sentimental celebration, and most revelers have to return to work and school the following day, some people will still party hard. There are many festivals happening this weekend that your favorite Ukrainian brides may be attending.


Cherkasy: International Jazz Festival

Musicians from Ukraine and beyond have already begun entertaining jazz lovers at the Cherkasy Musical and Dramatic Theatre of Taras Shevchenko today and will continue all weekend. This year’s lineup includes Afro Free band from Poland, POZitive Orchestra from Russia, Cherkasy Jazz Quintet, Fusion Trio and many others.


Visitors will also have the chance to enjoy a gallery of jazz shots by Ukrainian photographer Fedir Lazarenko.


Click here to watch the live stream!



Mukachevo: Red Wine Festival

Over 200 Ukrainian grape growers are anticipated for Mukachevo’s annual Red Wine Festival starting tomorrow. Guests will get to sample wines of course and purchase their favorites.


A special jury and taste panel will award the best wines while modern Ukrainian rock bands such as Without Limits and Roch-H will provide entertainment.



Kyiv: Old New Year Festival at Kyivska Rus Park

Horse drawn sleigh rides, theatrical shows, sword duels, snow dancing flash mobs, and Ded Moroz himself are just a few of the fun features at Kyivska Rus Park for the Old New Year party.


Visitors can also compete in a competition for making the biggest snowball.


Watch this exciting promo video!



Lviv: Rock-Kolyada Music Festival

Since 2009, music lovers enjoy ancient Ukrainian traditions with modern flavor at the Rock-Kolyada Music Festival on January 13th.


This year, Ukrainian ethnic rock bands DrymbaDaDzyga and Astarta from Kyiv, KoraLLi from Ivano-Frankivsk and Yoryi Klots from Lviv will perform Ukrainian carols in their own modern ethnic rock-style interpretation.


Check out some of these rockers right here!




Vashkivtsi: Malanka Ethnographic Festival

Traditionally held on Old New Year’s Eve in Chernivetska Oblast, the Malanka Ethnographic Festival features a colorful theatrical show featuring the main characters Malania and Vasyl as well as pirates, police officers, firefighters and even some politicians.


In the early hours of Old New Year’s Day, participants of the festival will go to the local river to send the scarecrow to the bottom that symbolizes the old year gone.



While many Ukrainian girls will be out on the town celebrating this weekend, plenty more will be relaxing at home or at their local agency chatting online! This is a great opportunity to log on yourself and meet new ladies!