Ukrainian St Andrew’s Gathering (Andriyivsky Vechornytsi) at the London Ukrainian Social Club “Karpaty”
The Ukrainian St Andrew’s Gathering otherwise known as the “Andriyivsky Vechornytsi” is a Fundraiser Gala to support soldiers which are currently battling in Ukraine, soldiers wounded in the ATO and children whose parents died during the ATO.
The program includes:
❖ Live Ukrainian folk music
Vechornytsi were a way that Ukrainians in the past spent long autumn and winter evenings after a hard days labour and farming; this tradition has been past down over countless generations. These were usually held in a spacious home with activities such as girls embroidering, youngsters chatting, songs being sung or jokes being told and was a way to meet friends. On specific “special”days, Vechornytsi had a festive character with rich dinners, drinks, and there was music and entertainment. One of the most important of these were the Andriyivsky Vechornytsi, celebrated on St. Andrew’s Day. This was a holiday when young people participated in festive Vechornytsi; there was fortune-telling concerning their future, particularly love affairs and marriage but to name a few. This used to be an important part of the socialising process in Ukrainian culture, but has over the years been slowly eroded away as modern society changes. This tradition, however, is slowly being revived as a part of the Ukrainian social heritage by the those living in Ukraine and the long-established Ukrainian diaspora.
You are cordially invited to relive some of these joyful activities and connect with the Ukrainian culture of old.
Please see below for further details:
13th December 2014 Saturday, 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
London Ukrainian Social Club “Karpaty”, 154 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UH
Contact tel. 07988 144 653 (Natalia)
buy tickets here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/-ukrainian-st-andrews-gathering-tickets-13555415613 or at Ukrainian Social Club (ask Ulyana)
Event organised by The Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain
Tags: ukrainian cuisine