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Intangible heritage

Oral traditions and forms of their expression

Every child, who is not yet able to write and read, hears lullabies, fairy tales and legends from his parents and grandparents, searches for answers to riddles, learns Christmas carols and shchedrivki (ritual songs) on winter holidays, finds out about the majestic events of national history and speaks the first words in his native language.

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Intangible heritage

Performing art

Folk performing art is a sphere of artistic and creative activity, through which folklore pieces, in particular, songs, musical instrumental compositions, dances, stage works and games, are presented.

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Intangible heritage

Customs, Rites and Celebrations

Having been an integral part of everyday life, folk customs, rites, traditions of celebration became a means of preserving Ukrainian identity. They were of great importance for the establishment of national consciousness of Ukrainians.

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Traditional knowledge and customs relating to nature and the Universe

For centuries, our ancestors were accumulating knowledge about the world and nature. This knowledge formed the basis of the economic and household culture of Ukrainian people.

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Traditional crafts

Knowledge, ancient traditions, technological skills, artistic styles, professional craft accumulated for centuries and artistic experience were passed from generation to generation all over Ukraine. 

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Culture as an embodiment souls of the people

In today's dynamic world, the concept of territorial barriers is becoming more conventional. 

This encourages traveling. While traveling around the world (in reality or on the Internet) we, first of all, learn the culture of the people living in various countries, their spiritual values, learn the language, we try to understand the soul of the nations. 

The key to such understanding lies in the deepest layers of folk culture, preserved in the Intangible  Cultural Heritage of each nation. 

Virtual tours

Virtual tours can be just as much exciting, as the real journeys. Technologies allow digital traveling through visiting the open-air museums, exploring the unique architecture of wooden churches or taking a look behind the scenes of taking a look behind the scenes of opera houses of Ukraine.

At least once, almost everyone visited the opera hall and was breathtaking by the performance on stage. But not everyone had a chance to see the backstage interior. Only virtual tours can bring you behind the scene to admire the architectural atmosphere of all ukrainian opera theatres, to explore the magic that is usually closed to visitors.

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In the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, models of unique architecture of ancient Ukrainian art - ancient wooden churches, recognized as masterpieces of the European construction of the UNESCO cultural heritage, have survived. Let’s start a virtual tour to get acquainted with them and prepare for a real tour.

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Do you know the number of the open-air museums present in Ukraine? To find it out, let's take a virtual tour, where you will get acquainted with folk architecture and everyday life, learn about the history and peculiarities of life in different regions.

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«Суть культури – прагнення колективної душі народу до самовираження»

(Освальд Шпенглер)