An old letter was recently posted online, asking to be translated from Ukrainian after it was discovered in the belongings of a great-grandmother who had passed away recently in upstate New York. On January 20th 1938, a man in Dehova, Ivano-Frankisk wrote to his son who is working in America (presumably) to send money back […]Read more "A Ukrainian father’s 74 year-old letter to his son in America"
Two weeks ago I attended the traditional American Soyuzivka festival (a.k.a. the Suzi-Q) in the Catskill Mountains in New York State. The festival is hosted on a Ukrainian summer heritage centre complete with cabins, campgrounds, a pool, and a bar among other amenities. Ruslana performed as well as other Ukrainian and American performers including Peter […]Read more "‘Save Soyuzivka–Now, not later!’"
Making summer plans? Check out this comprehensive list of Ukrainian events happening all over North America: Kingston Ukrainian Folklore Festival June 8-10 Kingston, ON The Ukrainian Club of Kingston this weekend presents Folklore 2012: the Lviv Pavillion with Ukrainian food, performances and exhibitions. When: Friday June 8th – 6 – 10pm Saturday June 9th […]Read more "Ukrainian Festival Summer Guide 2012"
Planning on attending Ukrainian New Years Eve a.k.a. Malanka? Here’s an extensive list of events happening around the world: Malanka- A Ukrainian New Year’s Celebration Sunday, December 4 at 5:30pm AUUC Ukrainian Hall in Strathcona, 805 E. Pender St., Vancouver, BC MALANKA Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4:30pm Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization in Lethbridge, Alberta […]Read more "Malanka Guide 2011/2012"
Today kicks off Holodomor Awareness week which runs until Sunday November 27th, commemorating the genocide of 7-10 million Ukrainians through forced starvation by the USSR from 1932-33. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has a full list of Holodomor events happening this week, and here are some news worthy events that have happened so far: Kyiv – […]Read more "Holodomor news round-up–Nov 21 2011"