While in Ukraine the government is cancelling the 20th anniversary of Independence Day celebrations all over the country over ‘auserity’, the diaspora can still enjoy events happening in North America this season: July 29-31 Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival (CNUF) Dauphin, MB In the fresh air and sunshine, enjoy the incredible view and watch the […]Read more "Ukrainian Summer Vacation Guide 2011"
Today is the 197th birthday of Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861). Read about his life and his artistic works including the poems that helped shape Ukrainian literature and language.Read more "Today is the 197th birthday of Taras Shevchenko"
For anyone who’s curious as to meaning of this picture, it’s a sarcastic statement on the relationship of President Roosevelt & Joseph Stalin just after WW2: All three leaders were trying to establish an agenda for governing post-war Germany. Churchill’s attitude towards the Soviet Union differed vastly from that of Roosevelt, with the former believing […]Read more "Anyone notice this on The Simpsons last night?"
At the end of last week Ukraine honored the victims of Nazi mass murders in Babi Yar during WW2: President Viktor Yanukovych, government officials and relatives of the victims laid flowers at the monument to those killed by the Nazis in the Babi Yar ravine in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. More than 33,700 Jews were […]Read more "Ukraine honors victims of Babi Yar – not only Jews but thousands of Ukrainians were murdered there too"
Just a quick reminder that the Vegreville Pysanka Festival is happening this weekend: The 37th Annual Vegreville Pysanka Festival! July 2, 3, 4, 2010 The Vegreville Cultural Association welcomes one and all, participants, competitors, performers, guests and volunteers to Canada`s showcase of Ukrainian Culture. The festival is a unique cultural event drawing in visitors from […]Read more "Vegreville Pysanky Festival this weekend!"