There are many opportunities to get acquainted with the capital of Ukraine, to absorb the information about its history, culture and traditions, to feel the unique atmosphere of this magnificent city and just to have fun. Here is our list of ideas on what to do when you want to enjoy Ukrainian national peculiarities.
Our top ideas on how to get acquainted with Ukrainian national identity:
1. Shop for Ukrainian design items
2. Go on a gastronomic tour
3. Spend time at the local market
4. Get some practice in workshops
Ukrainian cuisine masterclass
This is a unique opportunity to experience a culinary masterclass often guided by professional Ukrainian chefs. You will learn, how to prepare traditional dishes and then will try them. In addition, it’s a good way to find out interesting facts about local food. An awesome chance, especially if you are interested in the professional food preparation.
Sweets making masterclass
For a hopeless sweet tooth the best idea is to take part in candies, chocolates and lollipops preparation. You will have a chance to choose the shapes, colors and ingredients of your tasty masterpieces. Imagine, you are a real candy man or woman. Bring home your tasty creations to impress your family or friends or eat them immediately.
Ukrainian pottery masterclass
Pottery master class in the pottery workshop is an original idea for unconventional and creative person. In a warm and joyful atmosphere, you will have an opportunity to mold a charming ram or a musical whistle-blower with your own hands.
Ukrainian doll motanka masterclass
You can make a traditional knot doll motanka during a masterclass. You’ll get the information not only about the process of its making, but also be disclosed interesting facts about this domestic symbol of fertility and household guardian. The motanka doll is one of the most ancient handmade items in Ukrainian household and you will have a chance to make a talisman for your home.
It doesn’t matter, if you have the drawing skills of a 3 year old child or if you are a talented artist. Drawing is a good and unusual way to get acquainted with local culture. Visiting Kyiv, you can order a Petrykivka painting masterclass, where you master the traditional painting technique, that was originated in the Ukrainian village of Petrykivka. Traditionally this unique ornament was used to decorate the walls of village houses. Nowadays it is used to adorn the interior of flats, cafes and restaurants.
If you are interested in something extraordinary and contemporary, you can visit a coffee painting masterclass. It is original to brew a cup of strong flavoured coffee, but instead of drinking it, you plunge your brush into it and try to create a masterpiece on paper.
Painting of Easter eggs is real art, and this symbol of Easter is called pysanka in Ukraine. During masterclass, you will enjoy painting your own pysanka, and the artists will tell you about the history, sacral meaning and origin of this tradition. The process of creating your own masterpiece is fascinating, and pysanka will be an unusual present for your friend.
Enjoy being in Kyiv, choose a creative way of spending time in the center of Ukraine. Don’t be afraid to get to know the most bewildering facts about this magnificent country or to master a new art. Our guides are ready to help you in organizing your free time, so connect us and take your chance to have fun on a rainy and snowy weather.