Ukrainian Days

Practical information

Date: August 31 and september 1 2019
Time: 12:00 - 18:00 
Location: the center of the Park
Price: free (excluding the Park entrance fee)


Ukrainian Days at De Hoge Veluwe National Park on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine. Join us to experience Ukrainian hospitality and enjoy a cozy atmosphere of the Ukrainian days in one of the largest nature reserves in the Netherlands: De Hoge Veluwe!


  • Country market fair of the local products and groceries from Ukrainian manufacturers and farmers
  • Delicious Ukrainian cuisine: traditional red beet soup ‘borsch’, varenyki, dumplings, hand-held pies, grilled meat, Crimean Tatar dishes etc.
  • Ukrainian handicrafts: embroidery, pottery, wooden toys, souvenirs and others

Workshops and live performances

  •  ‘Samchykivka art’ stunning Ukrainian painting technique by Victoria Radochyna
  •  Art workshop by famous Ukrainian painter Levko Mykytych
  •  making carpets and serviettes on the antique weaving machine
  •  carving wooden toys by traditional craftsmen
  •  making hand-made clay pottery on a real pottery wheel
  •  woodblock printing on textile

Fashion show ‘The voice of nature’ an experimental performance showcasing Ukrainian contemporary artisan ethnic fashion and textiles


  •  Special guest Oleksandra Lenyshyn opera singer (soprano)
  •  Special guest Veronika Morska a young gifted winner of ‘Ukraine’s got talent 2017’ and finalist of the Ukrainian music talent show ‘The Voice of Kids 2019’ ✓ Special guest Yaroslav Andrusiak a young finalist of the Ukrainian music talent show ‘The Voice of Kids 2017’ ✓ Unique Ukrainian songs by Dutch Lysenko Choir and vocal group ‘Chervoni Korali’ ✓ Fascinating folk songs and flaming Cossack dances by Dutch folk group ‘Rusalka’
  •  Ukrainian folk dance ‘Hopak’ master class by Oleksandra Provozina
  •  Young talents from Ukraine


  •  ‘I see’ a fascinating movie about a 30-days bicycle trip of blind people in Ukraine
  •  ‘Design Expedition ‘Land inspires’’ documentary about traditional Ukrainian crafts
  •  ‘In Spring’ (1929) experimental poetic documentary about Kiev, the city lyrically infused with the metamorphoses of nature
  •  ‘Cossacks play football’ kids animation series

Program for kids including presentation of the Project ‘The Book of Kindness’ and other exciting activities for children


  •  Open air photo exhibition ‘Landscape of Oscillation’ a curated storyline of images showing various perspectives on Ukrainian landscapes by Igor Gaidai and Konstantin Koposov
  •  Indoor photo exhibition ‘Capri blue/ Traffic yellow’ by Olga Permiakova
  •  Indoor exhibition ‘Samchykivka art’ a stunning Ukrainian painting technique by Victoria Radochyna
  •  Indoor exhibition ‘Food on the Table’ unique graphics by Olha Porovoznyk