Calendar of cultural and tourist events in Ivano-Frankivsk region in 2012

Calendar of events Ivano-Frankivsk region

Festivals in Ivano-Frankivsk April 2012

April 1MTB race “Funny Open season 2012”. Participate 50 sportsmen from the Western Ukraine. Vovchyntsi village of Ivano-Frankivsk city council. (tel: 066 755 82 30 050 528 70 73, e-mail: velohata@ukr.net, www.velohata.com)

April 6-8International Festival of Sacred Music “Peredzvin”; Ivano-Frankivsk, 46 Nezalezhnosti Str., (tel.: 03422 2-52-18, 2-57-45)

April 15“Easter in Bukovel” Festival. Bukovel, Polyanytsa village of Yaremche city council.

April 16“Easter chimes”, district festival of Easter songs hayivky. Ostrynia village of Tlumach district, (tel.: 03479 2-12-91, 2-21-81, e-mail: t-kultura@rambler.ru)

April 17Performance “Farewell Easter”; Pidverbivtsi village of Tlumach district. Folklore groups will reproduce the authentic traditions of Easter. (tel.: 03479 2-12-91, 2-21-81, e-mail: t-kultura@rambler.ru)

Apr 21-22VI National Festival “Pysanka 2012” and Easter exhibition of Easter eggs, pieces of arts and crafts. Kolomyya, the square in front of the museum of Easter egg. The program includes ethnographic Easter works of Christian and ritual content. Easter games, hayivkas, vesnyankas, theatrical scenes and dance songs. (tel.: 03433 2-02-45, 2-44-04)

Apr 22Easter Opening Day – Galician Easter celebrations with exhibition of arts and crafts. Halych, Nativity Square. (tel.: 03431 2-19-31, 2-14-75, www.hutcul.museum)

Apr 29Open Regional Festival of Children’s Ukrainian song “Vodohrai”. Broshniv-Osada small town of Rozhnyativ district. (Tel. 03474 2-05-76, 2-05-38)

Apr 29Horodenka district Children Festival of Choreographic Art “Pokutski vizerunky” (“Pokuttya paterns”). Horodenka. (Tel.: 03430 2-14-34)

Apr 29Celebration of the International Dance Day (concert with dance groups). Kolomyya. (Tel.: 03433 2-02-45)

AprilEnvironmental action “Freedom to wild animals and natural conditions for those who require retention”. Halych, Halych National Nature Park, (Tel.: 03431 2-21-13)

AprilExhibition of works of Gryvinsky family (embroidery and ceramics). Kosiv, Kosiv Museum of Folk Art. (Tel.: 03478 2-16-43)

Events in Ivano-Frankivsk May 2012

May 4-7Ivano-Frankivsk Blacksmith Festival (“Svyato Kovaliv”), Ivano-Frankivsk, Sheptytskyy Square.

May 5-8350th anniversary of Ivano-Frankivsk. Vichevy Square, Market Square, the area near the monument to Ivan Franko.

5 – 6 MayWest-Ukrainian festival of extreme sports “X Hutsuliya”, Ivano-Frankivsk, Shevchenko Park (opening of the new skate park, BMX racing, skate, lake jumping, www.velohata.com)

May 12Bicycle tour in Dolyna region (opening cycling route in Dolyna – Vytvytsya – Kal’na – Kropyvnyk – Vygoda – Dolyna. Start at 09.00, Gathering participants at the monument of Hrushevsky in Dolyna)

May 12-13The Third Youth Art Festival “Part”, Kalush, museum and exhibition center

May 12-20IX-th Theatrical festival-competition of the best performances of the “Seasons Premiere 2012”, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ivano-Frankivsk Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre (Tel: 0342 75-24-15, 75-24 -32, e-mail: if.teatr70@gmail.com)

May 17Regional festival of contemporary pop songs of youth “Stars Pokuttya” in Horodenka.

May 17Opening of exhibition of works of Mykola Varenya, Ivano-Frankivsk, Precarpathian Museum of Art

May 17 – June 30 – Exposition of secular furniture  from collection of Vasyl Matskiv, Kolomyya, National Museum of Hutsul folk art and Pokuttya (www.hutcul.museum)

May 18Night in Museum. Ivano-Frankivsk, Precarpathian Museum of Art.

May 20Ethno-tourism festival “Halych gate”, Krylos, Halych district, the Museum of Architecture and Life of Precarpathian.

May 20Regional Festival of Brass Bands Music, Kalush, Palace of Culture “Youth”

May 20-27Festive events, concert programs dedicated to 575 anniversary of Kalush city.

May 22Regional festival-competition of the Ukrainian song “Music of Spring”, town of Verkhovyna, Singing Field.

May 22Day of Tlumach town “Tlumach – my home town”, Tlumach (children and youth concert programs, shows and other celebrations)

May 25The first outdoor competition of the District of humor and satire “Kolomiysky smihohray”, village Nyzhniy Verbizh, Kolomyya district (aim of the competition is to develop conversational genre, promotion of author and authentic works written in Ukrainian language and local dialect, detection of original artists and bands, engagement in creative activities for students)

May 26-27Ukrainian action “Veloday”, Yaremche (amateur competition on mountain bicycles. As part of action “veloden» a mass cycle race on the streets. Run will be attended by members of the towns’ bicycle clubs, cyclists from Ivano-Frankivsk and guests from other towns. Meeting at the building of Ivano-Frankivsk city council, www.velohata.com)

May 27Halych Choir Academy, Halych, Nativity Sq. (holiday carried out with the best choirs of the district and invited guests)

May 27Folk chamber “From Easter to Ascension”, Pidverbtsi, Tlumach area (songs, ceremonies of Easter performed by folklore groups of the area, exhibition and sale of works of arts and crafts masters)

May 27Festival of dance in Nadvirna, Nadvirna, Shevchenko square (competition dance performances of the area)

May 27 – Pilgrimage to Pogonya village, dedicated to 16th anniversary of veneration of the miraculous holy icon of Our Lady of Pogonya, Tysmenytsa area. (Father Nicodym, tel.: 067 344 -35-52)

May 31 – June 1XX outdoor youth festival of modern Ukrainian songs and popular music, “Apple Blossom” Kosiv, the District House of Culture (Festival of the International Day of dance songs)

MayHike ‘To Treasures on Kasova Mountain. Krylos, Halych area (a fascinating tour of unique meadow-steppe area in Halych National Park, review of Red Book plants and animals, rest in nature)

May – Festival of Sacred Holy Mary’s Songs in Mariyampil, Mariyampil village, Halych area

May Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Ukrainian Scouting Organization “PLAST”, resort “Sokil (Falcon)”, Hrynkiw village, Rozhnyativ district, museum – camp “Sokil”

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