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Our first anniversary: OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL 2018. Part 2

Author: 05.11.2018 | culture, diplomacy, OUTLOOK
Every people’s culture is unique, full of riddles, mysteries, traditions, customs and stories. We are exorbitantly happy that within the framework of the festival of cultures of peoples of the world OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL our team creates a venue to exchange the most interesting among different countries and peoples.
The world is closer than any of us can imagine, the world is more open that it seems at first glance. Most important is the desire to share and tell about your country, traditions, people… Because it is culture that unites and demonstrates that people from all over the globe have much more in common than they have different.

For the fifth time OUTLOOK Project has become the guide for citizens and guests of Kyiv on their friendly tour around the world. Each year we try to increase scale, surprise our visitors and bring them joy. 5th OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL was no exception. This time, more than ever, we wanted to make the gala day unforgettable, transfer every visitor into the atmosphere of unity, bright festival colors and pleasant aura that no words can describe. So many smiles and friendly hugs…

This year the OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL took place with grant support from Ukrainian Culture Foundation – state institution created in 2017 that operates aiming at fostering development of national culture and arts in the state, at ensuring favorable conditions for development of both intellectual and spiritual potential for individuals and society, at broad access of citizens to national culture heritage, at support of cultural diversity and at integration of Ukrainian culture into cultural space of the world. We are sincerely grateful to the Ukrainian Culture Foundation for their trust and support; together we do a great thing; its goal is to strengthen principles of tolerance, mutual respect, friendship and peace, to increase awareness of Ukrainians as to palette of cultures of the world and to promote the achievements of Ukraine.

As always our festival began with the official opening ceremony that was participated by the Wife of the President of Ukraine, head of the Ukrainian Culture Foundation Mrs. Maryna Poroshenko, Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyshchuk, over 20 Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Director General of GDIP Pavlo Kryvonos, Deputy Ministers of Culture of Ukraine Svitlana Fomenko and Yuriy Rybachuk, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Oleksandrp Yarema, representatives of Kyiv Oblast State Administration and Kyiv City State Administration. Also, congratulations were addressed to the festival from Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov.

We really wanted to see happy faces of our visitors and the team of the OUTLOOK has spared no effort to make this day bright and unforgettable. Therefore we are overwhelmingly grateful to all the participants, embassies, performers, craftsmen, volunteers who have participated in our anniversary festival of culture of peoples of he world OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL. Each of you has contributed something unique, beautiful, distinctiveto our gala event to make it amazing and bright, a memory that will keep warming our hears up for a long time.
It will be interesting:
Open Day at French Institute with participation of French ambassdor to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins
Saturday morning started brightly in Kyiv, at O. Honchar Street 84, where the French Institute welcomed its guests.
Boat instead of shopping basket: Famous floating markets
Stores, shopping malls, markets - all these places are an integral part of daily goings-on of almost every person on our planet. It would seem there is nothing special about them: they are all alike, just goods and prices vary depending on country or city. In fact, it is not quite true since some markets are only accessible via waterways. Our today’s story is about them.
Ambassador Anka Feldhuizen held Doors Open Day at the German Embassy in Ukraine!
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany for the sixth time invites everyone to visit the German Garden event every summer - a Doors Open Day when diplomats meet in their office and on the territory of the embassy with the the residents of Kyiv.
Oriental makeup as a tradition: Seductive and languishing look
The well-known saying goes: east is a delicate matter. All-in-all, it is true as evidenced even by details. Due to specific climate, eastern women have similar type of appearance, and their nations are united by close cultures. Therefore, they prefer the same beauty standards. Women are supposed to be modest, to dress so as to completely or almost completely conceal figure.
Let's play Chuko Bones
Shagai, chükö, asyk, ashyk, oshuq... This game has many names and one great love for it unities a lot of generation in Central Asia. According to old legends, Nasreddin Hodja loved to play it. Sultans and merchants, ordinary people and children played it. For the youngest, it was a popular entertainment until the end of the last century, while new technologies did not supplant yard games.
OUTLOOK: for the Day of Independence of Ukraine...
Today in honor of Independence Day of Ukraine OUTLOOK prepared interesting stories about sites that are in UNESCO world heritage list ! We want not only to see beauty of foreign cultures and places of interest but also to pay attention on Ukrainian ones!!!
The Ambassador of Indonesia introduces Borobudur devoted to Independence Days of Indonesia and Ukraine to the capital
In Kyiv, in the National Botanical Garden named after N.N. Grishko the Borobudur appeared. The Indonesian Embassy on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the independence of its state and the 28th anniversary of independence of Ukraine made a symbolic gift to the capital.
Gastronomic tourism: Through food to culture
You should not condescendingly treat gastrotours as a newfangled invention. Gastronomic tourism is one of the aspects of world science. Her star, American scientist Eric Wolf, who in 2001 founded the International Association of Gastronomic Tourism, states: food is the quintessence of the nation, its mentality, character and, of course, history ...
Colorful continent. Beautiful tribes of Africa
Daily life of African tribes may seem bizarre even for the natives of the continent. Only nature and curious travellers dare to met face to face with distinctive local atmosphere and unusual life of ethnic groups residing outside metropolis.
Mandala Therapy
Yesterday I created a Universe. I took some peas, rice, buckwheat, millet, black and white pepper seeds and cardamom. Grabbed a handful of coffee and aniseeds. Then it all acquired a centre. It kept growing and calming my thoughts. When the last seed landed in the circle, I felt forgotten harmony again, heard birds singing through the noise of cars on the avenue...
South Africa Ambassador Andre Johannes Groenewald initiated a charity event for children
The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa headed by the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Andre Johannes Groenewald, held a charity event in the Specialized regional Children’s Home of Boiarka.
Ambassador of Egypt to Ukraine Hossam Eldin Mohamed Ahmed Ali held a diplomatic reception
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Ukraine Hossam Eldin Mohamed Ahmed Ali on July 11 met the guests on the occasion of the national holiday. Representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps in Ukraine, members of the Government, heads of non-governmental organizations and embassy partners came to greet Egypt.
Ambassador Anica Djamić: "The numerous ties have linked the Croatian and Ukrainian peoples for centuries, and in the new time they connect our two countries - Croatia and Ukraine"
Diplomatic reception on the occasion of Croatia Statehood Day took place in the capital of Ukraine. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Ukraine, Anica Djamić, welcomed colleagues from the diplomatic corps, government officials and embassy partners.
Independence Day of Belarus. Ambassador Igor Sokol held a diplomatic reception in Kyiv
On June 20, a diplomatic reception on the occasion of Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Republic of Belarus from the Nazi invaders was held in the Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration.
Press conference for the International Day of Yoga at the GDIP Media Center
On June 18, 2019, at the GDIP Media Center, a press conference was organized by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Ukraine Partha Satpathi to celebrate of the International Day of Yoga and the Festival which will take place this Saturday in the Mariinsky Park.
The Ambassador Elena Leticia Teresa Mikusinski held a diplomatic reception, the world-famous Argentine singer Gerónimo Rauch became an honored guest
The Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration on June 11 welcomed guests of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic to Ukraine on the occasion of a national day. The Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, representatives of the government and its agencies, partners of the embassy, the business community and the media lined up to congratulate the head of a foreign diplomatic institution and express their greetingss to friendly Argentina.
Indian tea. The Ambassador of India talks about the traditions of tea drinking
On May 29, 2019, under the auspices of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Ukraine Partha Satpathi, an evening dedicated to Indian culture, cuisine and tea took place. The purpose of the event was the popularization of Indian traditions.
Turkmenistan initiative and UN support for the preservation of the Aral Sea
On the 28th of May 2019, the 85th plenary meeting of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly was held in the headquarters of the United Nations with participation of plenipotentiary representatives of the Organizations’ member-states.
Official Iftar of DUMU 2019. The slogan of this Radaman month is "Mercy"
According to many years of good tradition, especially to the beginning of the Holy Month Ramadan, the Clerical Board of Ukraine's Muslims organized a gala dinner - Iftar in the capital of Ukraine. The purpose of the evening was to emphasize the importance of the most important month for all Muslims...
Diplomats joined the charity golf tournament
The international Golf Tournament "Diplomatic Golf for Good by Volvo" was held on May 18, 2019, on the territory of Kiev Golf Club "GolfStream".
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