Ukrainian Culture Festival at Podoliany Shopping Centre, Ternopil on 22 December 2012 (part 1)

A few days ago, on Saturday 22 December 2012, AIESEC Ternopil organised a large scale festival on Ukrainian culture, with showcases of numerous songs and dances that are unique and are patriotically Ukrainian, by students of the local school, Perlyna.

The 2 emcees from AIESEC Ternopil

The 2 emcees from AIESEC Ternopil

All of us Exchange Participants being invited onstage to present our thoughts and love for Ukraine

All of us Exchange Participants being invited onstage to present our thoughts and love for Ukraine

The festival started at about 3pm, with the  chairman of a government organisation (correct me if I’m wrong) opening the ceremony. Following that, two emcees from the Local Committee of AIESEC Ternopil hosted the event, and started off with a few songs and dances by the young schoolchildren.

He then invited us onstage to speak about our thoughts on Ukraine, having been here for 2 weeks. We tried to display as much proficiency as possible in the Ukrainian language, by starting our speech with

Privyt, ya tebe zwaty ________, ya z _____________ ….

and ending with

dyakuyu

but most of it was about our opinions on how Ukraine has been warm and hospitable to us, even though it’s our first time here and we don’t really speak the language.

Young schoolchildren singing songs about their love for Ukraine

Young schoolchildren singing songs about their love for Ukraine

More photos and videos will be uploaded later! Stay tuned to this blog.

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