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HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS NEAR KYIV

On January, 7, 8 and 9, Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites you to celebrate Christmas in a big way as in the times of Kyivan Rus. Traditional medieval winter amusements, the real nativity scene, master-classes on carol singing, horse-trick and interactive musical performances, hot drinks and dishes from fire – these and much more waits for children and adults in the Principality of Kyivan Rus.
The best place to celebrate Christmas is Ancient Kyiv, located in the Kyiv region, in the village of Zastugna (Kopachiv). After all, only here you can plunge into the times of the birth of Christianity in our lands, touch the ancient traditions of Christmas celebrations and feel like the real inhabitants of Kyivan Rus.
At the entrance gates of the Principality, the guests are awaited by the real journey in a thousand years ago, in the times of Kyivan Rus. After all, here, on the basis of knowledge of modern science, Kyiv of the V-XIII centuries is being fully reproduced. The visitors will see the reconstructed masterpieces of medieval wooden architecture: the monumental fortification «Zaborola» (about 300 m long), the St. Michael’s Gate (21 m high), the estates of Kyiv residents, watchtowers, terems and tribunes, the wooden St. Basil’s Church of the Хth century. The atmosphere and the spirit of that glorious time are also being revived here.
During the three holiday days the guests of the Principality will get acquainted with the life of the real medieval city, lots of entertainment and a rich Christmas show with the participation of the horse-trick theatre and costumed characters, riding on a horseback and in a sleigh, medieval drinks and hot dishes prepared on fire, winter entertainment, the holiday photo location, master-classes, the New Year’s souvenir fair, flash mobs, games and the drawing of gifts.
At the gates of Ancient Kyiv, the guests will be greeted by the New Year’s characters and invited to the magical world of the Christmas «Winter Fairy Tale» with fun games, contests, New Year’s songs, fiery round dances and many ancient Slavic winter amusements. The inhabitants of the Principality will invite all the guests to take part in the merriment.
Only in Ancient Kyiv on January, 7, 8 and 9 the real Christmas nativity scene will come to life. There will be the Virgin Mary with the holy baby, shepherds, Volkhvs, and, of course, the struggle of good and evil and the victory of good in the finale. And the nativity scene will be in the unique ancient Slavic language. After the nativity scene there will be a master-class on learning and singing Christmas carols.
On the main stage of the Fairytale city the author’s interactive performance-musical, interesting and instructive for both children and adults, will take place. The uniqueness of the performance is that the ancient Slavic language spoken by our ancestors will be heard from the stage. It will be accompanied by fire special effects and horse-trick performances with the use of the medieval weapon. The spectators will be able not only to watch the performance, but also to take part in the fabulous extravaganza.
One of the wonders of Ancient Kyiv is the live collection of horses of rare historical breeds, gathered from all over the world in the Princely stable. Some of the breeds were bred over a thousand years ago. The representatives of some of these breeds can be seen nowhere else in Ukraine, as they were brought in a single number. Every visitor will be able to approach the horses, palm them, take pictures and ride on a horseback, in a sleigh or in a carriage.
In the Principality, the visitors will be able to walk the streets of the medieval city, shoot a bow in the medieval shooting range, mint a coin after the ancient technology. The lovers of extreme will find awaited by the Zmiy Horynych speed slide and the Politaylo rope descent with the routes of varying difficulty. In the Princely costume room the guests can put on the clothes of the Kyivan Rus times and arrange a colorful photo session in them. And then – visit the medieval shop and choose original souvenirs for memory.
You can warm up and regain strength in the Princely tavern. Here you can taste drinks and dishes prepared on open fire, both according to medieval and modern recipes.
For those who want to continue the holiday for one more day, it is possible to stay for the night in comfortable rooms, by pre-booking.
The world of amazing medieval adventures waits for children and adults in the Principality of Kyivan Rus!
Visiting Ancient Kyiv takes place in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10.00. The program starts at 13:30. * The program may change.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 250 Uah., for pensioners and students – 150 Uah., for schoolchildren – 100 Uah., for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv is in a 45-minutes’ drive from modern Kyiv – in the Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Zastugna (Kopachiv).
You can get by your own car or by public transport. The schedule of route taxis check on the «Obukhivtrans» website or on the «Kyivan Rus Park» website in the «Contacts» section.
Detailed information on the website www.parkkyivrus.com

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CHRISTMAS WILL BE CELEBRATED NEAR KYIV ACCORDING TO THE TRADITIONS OF OUR ANCESTORS

On December, 25, 26 and 27, 2021 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites you to a grandiose celebration of Christmas according to the traditions of our ancestors.
Traditional folk festivities, horse-trick performances, an interactive musical with special effects, a Christmas nativity scene, the master-classes on carol singing, the New Year’s Residence, hot drinks and tasty dishes from fire, extreme rides – all of this and much more waits for young and adult guests in the real live medieval city.
Visiting Ancient Kyiv takes place in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 250.00 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150.00 UAH; for schoolchildren – 100.00 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in the vill. Kopachiv, Obukhiv district, Kyiv region. Route taxis leave from Kyiv from the «Vydybitchi» metro station.
Detailed information on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for the adult ticket (at full price) to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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NEAR KYIV CHRISTMAS WILL BE CELEBRATED BY TRADITIONS OF OUR ANCESTORS

On December 25, 26, and 27 traditional Christmas celebrations and Slavic amusements, horse shows and interactive musical plays, original hand-made souvenirs, delicious hot dishes and drinks, horse riding, and traditional Ukrainian Christmas songs there will be for the guests of “The Kievan Rus Park”.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:00.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 250 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150 UAH, for schoolchildren – 80 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, the vill. Kopachiv.
Details on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for the adult ticket (at full price) to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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GRANDIOSE NEW YEAR AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS NEAR KYIV

The grandiose «Winter Fairy Tale» show-program, dedicated to the New Year and Christmas holidays is taking place in the «Kyivan Rus Park». Till January, 19 bright shows with special effects and horse-trick performances, ancient Slavic Winter amusements, tasty dishes prepared on fire, horse riding, master-classes, round dances, games and prize draws will be waiting for the guests.
On December, 28 and 29 the festive New Year performance with the demonstration of the «Kogel mogel» interactive musical performance, horse-trick performances, horse riding, master-classes, round dances, games and prize draws will take place in the Principality.
On December, 30 the guests will get a chance to visit the Principality, enjoy its architecture, make bright photos in the medieval city.
If you want to celebrate New Year 2020 in a princely, bright, original way and remember this holiday forever, then go to Ancient Kyiv. Here you can gather a big company or make new friends and have a lot of fun.
On the night from December, 31 2019 from 20:00 to January, 1 2020 a grandiose New Year’s performance with a masquerade, a twin show, horse-trick performances, live vocals, an interactive musical with fire special effects will take place in the Principality. Ancient Kyiv will be shine with bright lights and garlands, bonfires and torches. Tasty dishes prepared on fire, hot drinks and medieval tinctures, free horse riding (from 19:00 till 21:00), gifts and treats for everyone will be waiting for the guests, and at the end – fireworks.
The beginning of the program on December, 31 at 20:00. The end around 3:00.
It will be possible to warm up in the Main New Year`s Residence, near the bonfires, with hot dishes prepared on fire and mulled wine, fiery dances, in the warm Princely tavern by previous booking.
On January, 1 Ancient Kyiv invites to start the New Year in a nice and bright way, and spend an unforgettable day on fresh frosty air, surrounded by the masterpieces of wooden architecture of Kyivan Rus.
On January, 2 – 5 Princess Winter calls the guests once again to the « Winter fairy tale » show-program with horse-trick shows and the musical performance in which both adults and children will get a chance to participate. And also: winter amusements, horse riding, master-classes, games, competitions and round dances.
On January, 6 and 7 the inhabitants of Ancient Kyiv invite everybody to the Christmas celebration according to ancient Slavic traditions, with ancient rites and winter amusements, horse-trick performances, costumed characters, the interactive musical performance presentation. The real Christmas nativity scene will come to life in front of the viewers. The action will pass in ancient Slavic. After this the guests will be invited to a master-class on Christmas carols learning and singing.
Details: https://parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for the adult ticket (at full price) to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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ONLY 25% UKRAINIANS SUPPORT IDEA OF SHIFTING CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS FROM JAN 7 TO DEC 25

Only one in four (25%) Ukrainians supports the idea of shifting the celebration of Christmas from January 7 to December 25, while 64% of the citizens are against, according to a survey conducted by the Sociological Group Rating on December 5-8.
According to the survey, 25% of Ukrainians surveyed support the idea of postponing Christmas celebrations from January 7 to December 25, 64% of respondents are against such an idea, another 7% said that they were indifferent to this issue and 4% found it difficult to answer.
It is noted that the number of those who support the shifting of the date of the celebration of Christmas has increased in dynamics (in 2016 only 15% supported this idea, 69% were against it).
Thus, the majority of supporters of the idea of transferring Christmas are in the west: 43% support and almost the same number of respondents do not support. In other macro-regions, the respondents were more likely to oppose the shifting: 23% in the centre supported the idea and 66% were against, in the south – 15% and 74% respectively, and in the east – 14% and 74%. In addition, wealthier people, and middle-aged and older respondents support this initiative a little more.
The Sociological Group Rating polled the population of Ukraine of 18 years and older. The sample is representative by region, type of settlement, region, age, and gender. Some 2,000 respondents were polled through personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The study representativeness error is not more than 2.2%.

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UKRAINE WILL REST TWICE FOUR DAYS RUNNING ON NEW YEAR’S AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Ukrainians will have two blocks of days off four consecutive days each on New Year’s and Christmas holidays. According to the decree of the government on the shift of the working days in 2019, there will be four days off in a row for the New Year in Ukraine: from Sunday, December 29, to Wednesday, January 1, in the new 2020. Working days from Monday, December 30, were postponed to Saturday, December 21, and from Tuesday, December 31 to Saturday, December 28.
According to the decree of the government on the shift of the working days in 2020, four days off in a row are expected again: from Saturday, January 4, to Tuesday, January 7; since the working day from Monday, January 6, is postponed to Saturday, January 11.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) sets special hours of operation of banks and bank establishments on these days.

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