Holiday season: 100 years of New Year celebrations

17:36 Dec. 16, 2016

100 years of New Year celebrations

"100 years of New Year celebrations" exhibition. December 16, 2016. Kyiv, Ukraine (UNIAN)

An exhibition presents the traditions of celebrating the New Year in Ukraine during the XX century

The interactive exhibition of Ukrainian and Soviet traditions of celebrating the New Year - one of the most loved holidays of the year. The visitors can feel the festive spirit of holidays throughout the XX century and to know what people ate, drank and listened to at different periods.

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There are five installations in the exhibition. They replicate holiday lookouts of early XX century, 30-40 years, 80's and 90's - and, finally, the upcoming 2017. Every showpiece is a zone with appropriate furniture, decorations and a festive table with food.

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Information stands tell the story of famous Soviet "holiday products" - black caviar, "shproty" (a kind of canned fish), Kyiv cake, Borjomi mineral water and traditional salads - "shuba" and "olivye".

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During weekends the visitors can even take part in celebrations. Every hour, they can raise a glass of champagne and make a wish, listening to the chime of Kremlin bells, that used to be a symbol of coming new year for dozens of years.

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