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7 THINGS TO DO IN LVIV (DECEMBER 29 - JANUARY 08)

Vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka

early January | April | late May | August 24 • event

Time your visit to see hundreds of Ukrainians wearing their traditional embroidered shirts

Lviv Christmas Parade of Star-bearers

Lviv Christmas Parade of Star-bearers

January 8 • event

Flamboyant decorations, national costumes, and melodic carols make it the most colorful holiday tradition in Lviv

Lviv Christmas Markets

Lviv Christmas Markets

early December–late January • event

Absorb the smells and sounds of Ukrainian Christmas across cozy holiday villages

Shevchenkivskyi Hai Park Museum in Lviv

Shevchenkivskyi Hai Park Museum in Lviv

all year round (best at Christmas & Easter) • activity

Experience one of Europe's largest open-air museums, with colorful festivals and folk fairs galore

Hunter's House on the lake in Zbrui

Hunter's House on the lake in Zbrui

all year round (but late September through early November is best) • nature

Feel the authentic gothic vibe in this remote house on the lake

Khrin, Buriachky, or Tsvikli

Khrin, Buriachky, or Tsvikli

Christmas: January 7–9 | Easter: April • food

Pungent to tears, this seasonal side dish is a perfect accompaniment to meat goodies during Christmas and Easter holidays

Kholodets (Jellied Meat)

Kholodets (Jellied Meat)

Christmas: January 7–9 | Easter: April • food

If you visit Ukraine during Christmas or Easter holidays, trying this unique festive course is a must

18 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Leopolis Jazz Fest

Leopolis Jazz Fest

on holdJune 24–28, 2021 • event

The cultural capital of Ukraine (Lviv) is also top jazz festival destination in Eastern Europe, according to the Guardian

Wet Monday

Wet Monday

unconfirmedApril 17, 2023 • event

​You heard of water fights at Songkran, Thailand, and you definitely saw your neighbour's kids splashing water in the summer. But Wet Monday is nothing you have seen so far!

Easter in Ukraine

Easter in Ukraine

out of rangeApril 16, 2023 • event

Ukrainian traditions will keep you full and entertained during the brightest feast of Easter

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone Tours

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone Tours

out of rangeMarch–May | September–November • activity

Extremely high levels of radioactivity don't scare off curious tourists who come to discover the ghost city of Prypiat

Lviv Coffee, Books & Vintage Festival

Lviv Coffee, Books & Vintage Festival

on holdApril 29–May 1, 2021 • event

Enjoy your favorite drink at this one-of-a-kind coffee & vintage event

Lviv High Castle

Lviv High Castle

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Enjoy the best cityscapes from Lviv's highest point

Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival

Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival

on holdMay 13–15, 2022 • event

Visit one of Ukraine's top beer & music festivals

Festival of Music (Fete de la Musique)

Festival of Music (Fete de la Musique)

out of rangeJune 21 • event

A day when the entire Downtown Lviv transforms into a large music stage

Kalyna (Viburnum)

Kalyna (Viburnum)

out of rangeSeptember–October • food

Perhaps, the most important plant in the Ukrainian culture. Taste kalyna's bitter but healthy fruit in the fall months.

Birch Sap (Berezovyi Sik)

Birch Sap (Berezovyi Sik)

out of rangemid-March–early April • food

The taste of Ukrainian spring has a lightly sweet flavour of the birch sap

Rafting

Rafting

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Ukraine has multiple rafting opportunities—for the greatest thrill try them out in spring

Hiking in Carpathian Mountains

Hiking in Carpathian Mountains

out of rangemid-April–mid-October • activity

The picturesque Ukrainian Carpathians take your breath away

White Storks

White Storks

out of rangeApril–August • nature

Each year, these magnificent birds return to their old nesting sites in the Ukrainian countryside

Wild Berries

Wild Berries

out of rangemid-June–late September • food

Summer in Ukraine is the best time to recharge yourself with vitamins and boost your immune system

Lviv Day

Lviv Day

out of rangeMay 1, 2023 • event

Celebrate Lviv city day in Ukraine's most European city

ZaxidFest

ZaxidFest

unconfirmedJune 2023 • event

Rave to Ukrainian and international rock and ethno at the open air music festival near Lviv

Plum Season

Plum Season

out of rangelate July–September • food

Late summer in Ukraine is time to load your stomach with sweet purple fruit

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

out of rangelate July–early September • food

A favorite August snack—delicious, healthy, not expensive, and abundant so as to feed the whole planet!

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