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From June 23rd to 30th in the village of Kryvorivna in the Carpathians, the First International Forum of Eastern and Central Europe Via Carpatia will take place. For participants and guests, there is a rich cultural, intellectual and entertainment program. If you have not planned your holidays or already with tickets in the Carpathians, we will give you 7 reasons why it is worth visiting the Via Carpatia Forum, a bright event that will warm your summer.

1. Free Festival Week in the Carpathian Mountains

All events of the festival throughout the week, from June 23rd to 30th, will be completely free. The only thing you need to worry about in advance is the place of residence and the way to get there (by train, by car). By the way, the organizers of the forum thought over and this: on the site you know the list of estates, houses, hotels, and hostels, calculated on a different budget for different guests. All of them are located next to the Locations of the Forum.

2. Hutsul holiday Polonin’s summer

This is a true paradise for gourmets, lovers of all unusual and new. There are products of folk art, food, colorful national clothes, the fair of folk masters of Hutsulshchyna. Its products will be represented both by entrepreneurs and locals. Brynza, honey, mushrooms, Carpathian tea, folk clothes – everyone will find something for themselves. This year Poloninska summer will host the festival of Ukrainian producers “Made in Ukraine”. We guarantee that you will not go empty-handed.

3. Gala concerts of Ukrainian stars

The Music and Art Festival Sounds of Carpatia in the World Music style will take place from June 28 to 30, the plain sky between the Carpathian Mountains. Headlines: Marichka Burmaka, Oleg Skrypka, Alina Pash, Kristina Solova, KOZAK SYSTEM, Ivanka Chervinska and Igor Zakus, Jazz circle, Taraka, and others. On two stages more than two hundred musicians will perform.

4. A unique dance floor in the open air

Every evening the Forum guests are expected to dance. Two-hour music grids from Ukrainian DJs in fresh mountain air will not leave anyone indifferent. Modern electronic music “New voice of the Carpathians” will be presented by DJ O’Skrypka. The project “MUND” will offer guests modern electronics combined with authentic folk instruments (dramba, trumpet, violin). By the way, this will be the highest dance floor above sea level.

5. The best film festival premiere

The highlight of the festival TRANSCARPATIA will be the main cinema premieres. Impressions of the films “The Legend of the Carpathians”, “EKS”, “Traitor”, “Izi”, “When the trees fall”, as well as shows of retrospective films and short films and documentaries. In addition to Ukrainian films, foreign films will be presented, among which there are prizes at the Cannes and Berlin festivals. The shows will take place in two locations – two screens in conference halls and one large open-air screen. During the three days from June 23 to June 25, 20 films will be shown.

6. Excursions to museums and the reserve

For this purpose, the whole day of June 25th will be singled out. Excursions to the museums of Kryvorivnia, Verkhovyna, Krasnoyillya will be held. A sightseeing tour with a visit to the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve and numerous thematic excursions will be organized. Did you know that in only one Verkhovyna district there are about 18 protected sites and almost three dozen museums? We offer several, but you choose: the Museum of Hutsul life, ethnography and musical instruments of Roman Kumlyk, the Museum of Mikhail Hrushevsky, the Regional Museum of History and Local History of Hutsulshchyna, the Ivan Franko Literary and Memorial Museum, the Hata-Museum of the film “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”, the Museum “Hata- Hutsul mistress, Hutsul embroidery museum, Vyshyvanka Museum-Museum, Museum of Applied Arts, tasting room of Carpathian wine-makers, Museum of Hutsul life and art “On Trembitter”, Hatta-style cheese-making factory, Museum of Hutsul tion magic museum village “Kryvorivnya” National Museum of Hutsul theater GM Khotkevych. That is why the trip should be not only entertaining but also intellectually rich.

Ви знали, що лише в одному Верховинському районі знаходиться близько 18 заповідних об’єктів та майже три десятки музеїв? Пропонуємо кілька, а ви обирайте: Музей гуцульського побуту, етнографії та музичних інструментів Романа Кумлика, Музей Михайла Грушевського, Регіональний історико-краєзнавчий музей Гуцульщини, Літературно-меморіальний музей Івана Франка, Хата-музей кінофільму “Тіні забутих предків”, Музей “Хата-Гражда” гуцульської господарки, Музей гуцульської вишивки, Музей-садиба “Вишиванка”, Музей прикладного мистецтва, дегустаційний зал прикарпатських виноробів, Музей гуцульського побуту та мистецтва “У трембітаря”, Хата-стая сироварня, Музей гуцульської магії, Музей села “Криворівня”, Народний музей Гуцульського театру Г. М. Хоткевича. Саме тому поїздка має бути не лише розважальною, а й інтелектуально насиченою.

7. Rest in the summer capital of Ukraine

Kryvorivnya is a unique village in the Verkhovyna district where the summer vacations were held. Famous representatives of the Ukrainian intelligentsia, Ivan Franko and Mykhailo Hrushevsky, loved to relax here, visited Lesja Ukrainka, often visited by the artist Ivan Trush, and created the theater Gnat Hotkevich. In this area, Sergei Parajanov shot “Shadows of forgotten ancestors”.

A detailed program can be found on the Forum website.