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Ukraine House in Denmark invites you to the Ukrainian Easter marathon


As Easter holidays approach us, Ukraine House in Denmark invites you to join us for a special two-day marathon of the ultimate Ukrainian Easter experience! From egg decorating workshops to academic talks about the Ukrainian intellectuals who sought to preserve Ukrainian culture while facing repressions, there will be activities for all those keen to learn more. When: 1-2 April, 2023, both days begin at 12:00. The event will take place at Christianshavn, Gammel Dok, Strandgade 27B, 1401 København.

Ukrainian Easter celebration is enriched both with ancient traditions and modern-day cultural iterations that, in some cases, are not less fascinating than the ones observed for centuries. Wars, artificial famines, and forced resettlements brought Ukrainians enormous grief but also spurred resilience that eventually made its way to the festive tables and got coded in recipes and songs. In Ukraine, Easter is celebrated by believers and non-believers alike, as the holiday embodies the spirit of Ukrainian national identity.


Program


April 1


12:00 Opening Remarks, Nataliia Popovych, Chairperson, Ukraine House in Denmark


12:15 "Holidays, traditions, customs, rites, omens, beliefs of Ukrainians" lecture and Q&A by Iryna Ignatenko, ethnologist, author, podcast host, associate professor, University of Copenhagen (Ukr)


13:00 "Andrey Sheptytskyi: investments into culture that preserved the identity" lecture – Natalia Popovych (Ukr)


13:00 Children’s Book Club – Reading with the Author Nadiyka Gerbish (Ukr/Eng)


14:00 Master class of pysanky – Andriy Muzychenko, Ukrainian artist, living in Denmark (Ukr)


15:00 "Ukrainian Lent" lecture – Nadiyka Gerbish, a best selling and award-winning Ukrainian author of 20 titles, translator, producer, podcast host and BBC Radio 4 contributor (Eng)


16:00 Guided Tour Muses are Not Silent (Ukr/Eng)


17:00 Pysanka meditation (workshop) + Shabo wine - Olesya Drashkaba, Ukrainian artist, co-founder, Sunseed Art, curator (Eng)



April 2


12:00 Ukrainian Easter traditions – Nadiyka Gerbish, a best selling and award-winning Ukrainian author of 20 titles, translator, producer, podcast host and BBC Radio 4 contributor (Eng)


13:00 Children’s Book Club – Reading with the Author Nadiyka Gerbish (Ukr/Eng)


14:00 Master class of pysanky-making in Ukrainian – Andriy Muzychenko, Ukrainian artist, living in Denmark (Ukr)


15:00 A Chat with Witnesses about Preserving Easter Traditions in Ukraine throughout history – How we celebrated when it was forbidden to celebrate? - Nataliia Popovych, Chairperson, Ukraine House in Denmark, chat with Lesya Ignatyk-Eriksen, Head of the Assosiation of Ukrainians in Denmark (Eng/Dan)


16:00 Guided Tour Muses Are not Silent (Ukr/Eng)


17:00 Pysanka meditation (workshop) – Olesya Drashkaba, Ukrainian artist, co-founder, Sunseed Art, curator (Eng)



Languages: Ukrainian/English/Danish

Price: 150DKK/day, you can choose ticket based on the day you want to attend.

Free entrance for kids, media professionals and Ukrainian refugees To buy tickets


All profits go to support future initiatives at the Ukraine House in Denmark.

Social media: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram For more information, please contact Nataliia Popovych, Chairperson, Ukraine House in Denmark, +45 29 74 47 05 or write us press@ukrainehouse.dk

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