Easter in Lviv – Cultural events in the city dedicated to the great Christian holiday. In the selection of events from March to April 17, 2023: exhibitions, concerts, theater performances for children. Note that on April 9, Easter will be celebrated by Christians of the Western rite.
We start the day of Christ’s Resurrection with an Easter breakfast at the Valentino restaurant
Easter breakfast in the Valentino restaurant to the sounds of the piano
The open-air open-air museum has been the center of Easter celebrations for Lviv residents for decades. And long before Easter Sunday, pre-Easter workshops for children are organized here: most often they teach pysankari, but sometimes they also make baskets, kalathals, or learn how to play the game.
This year, school groups are invited to traditional pysankari master classes in mid-March. Children will make an Easter symbol by themselves, choosing the suggested samples from the museum collection for their Easter egg, will try to write Easter eggs using different techniques, and will also learn about the peculiarities of Easter eggs from different regions of western Ukraine.
School groups can paint Easter eggs in the museum shelter every day (except weekends) from March 20 to April 16. Cost: UAH 250. with a child (two companions – free of charge.
Be sure to pre-register in advance by phone. 068 525 9185.
And every weekend until Easter, the School of the Author’s Easter Egg will operate in the open-air museum. In it, everyone who wants to, together with the masters, will be able to learn how to create Easter eggs and learn about the technology of the process. The workshops will take place in the renovated museum shelter, where part of the stock collection of colorful Lemko Easter eggs is currently on display. Schedule:
- March 25 – traditional Lemki Easter egg with Maria Yanko
- March 26 – the author’s Easter egg from Oleksandr Opariy
- April 2 – an author’s Easter egg by Danylo Movchan
- April 8 – author’s Easter egg from Dzvinka Zagayska
These workshops are for adults and children over 12 years old. The cost of participation in one of them: UAH 300 per participant (payment on the spot). You should register in advance using the link: https://forms.gle/mnoPth8prngHHfqu7
Groves in the Shevchenkiv grove
On Saturday, April 8, the folk group “Rodovid” will teach how to sing the hawks from the village of Annual report of the former Zhydachiv district.
The teachers are Lesya Redko, Ivanna Shevchuk and Oksana Ostashevska. They will also talk about the local peculiarities of the Easter repertoire. Start at 11:00. Meeting of the group of participants – near the museum ticket office (main entrance). The event will last 1.5 hours + a coffee break. Cost: UAH 650 per person (the price includes a ticket to the museum).
The number of places is limited, registration via the link: https://forms.gle/okHigzNqsZ2SAi2aA
Fairs in student churches
Fairs will be held on April 9, on Palm Sunday, the charitable purpose of which is to raise funds for a trip to the east and the de-occupied territories of Ukraine. And there the volunteers organize the Easter feasts. The co-organizer is the religious mission “Student Chaplaincy Center” .
The fair will be held near two small churches near the student dormitories:
Student Church of the Blessed Holy Martyr Oleksiy Zarytskyi (Lukasha St., 3a)
The fair will last from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 17:30 to 19:30.
St. Volodymyr’s Student Church (Pryrodna Street, 8a)
The fair will last from 10:00 to 13:00. In both churches, the fairs will continue in parallel with the liturgies.
National Museum in Lviv named after Andrey Sheptytskyi
Regular workshops for children and teenagers were also planned here on the eve of the holidays. From March 27 to 31, they will teach:
March 27 (Monday) – a master class on making an Easter candle, and they will also make a spring bird from threads. The price is UAH 150.
March 28 (Tuesday) – will make a quilting napkin for an Easter basket using the punching technique. The price is UAH 150.
March 29 (Wednesday) – a wooden Easter egg pendant is painted with paints. The price is UAH 150.
March 30 (Thursday) – they will make drawn paper and print a holiday card on it. The price is UAH 150.
March 31 (Friday) – icon will be painted on glass. The cost is UAH 200.
Time of all master classes: 10:00-12:00
Workshops for children and parents are organized here on the two Sundays before Easter.
April 2 (Sunday) and April 9 (Palm Sunday):
- Easter candle master class;
- Spring bird from threads;
- Making a napkin-cover for an Easter basket using the punching technique.
Start at 12 o’clock. Cost: UAH 100.
Address: National Museum in Lviv named after Andrey Sheptytskyi (Svobody Ave., 20). Participants are 6-15 years old.
Mandatory prior appointment by phone. 067 713 83 04 (call Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
Mykhailo Hrushevsky Memorial Museum
On April 6, at 4 p.m., the museum on the street I.Franka, 154, will open the Easter exhibition “And he rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures.”
It will display household icons of Bukovyna, Hutsul Oblast and Pokuttia, painted by folk masters in the 19th century, cheese figurines, a paskovnik and Easter eggs from the last quarter of the 20th century, which are part of the collection of folk and sacred art of the Lviv collector, member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, co-founder of the Institute of Ukrainian Collectors of art monuments at the National Academy of Sciences in Lviv, director of the UKU Museum Andriy Tsybka.
The most interesting exhibits of the exhibition are icons on glass. In the 19th century, in the countries belonging to the Carpathian region (Romania, Slovakia, Poland), on the basis of local folk icon painting on wood, the icon on glass became an original and vivid form of folk art. It was at this time that the icon on the glass flooded the Carpathian regions of Ukraine – Pokuttia, Hutsulshchyna, Bukovyna. A comparative analysis of artistic and stylistic signs of icon painting on glass in the named territories of Eastern Europe convincingly proves that in each of the ethnographic regions icons were painted by local folk masters.
The collection was created during the 80s and 90s of the last century, looking for exhibits during the expeditions of friends-collectors: Taras Lozynskyi, Yuriy Yurkevich, Lubomir Yaremchuk and Andriy Tsybko.
Organists have prepared a number of special Easter concerts. On April 16, you will be able to listen to one of the evening concerts, and on April 17 – a lunch or evening concert.
Organist Olga Striletska will play an organ concert at 17:00. Works that reflect the joy and majesty of the holiday will be performed – Magnificat and Offertoria Dandrieu, Bach’s chorales and pastorals, Marchand’s Great Dialogue.
She will play the same concert on April 17 at 2 p.m.
Svitlana Pozdnysheva will play from the 19th. A whole hour of enjoyment from the most beautiful Easter music of European composers, among whom, of course, there will be Ukrainian masters. Dmytro Bortnyansky’s joyous sonata, Svyatoslav Lunyov’s solemn Paschal stichira and his extraordinary “Libera me” – part of the funeral mass, which translates as “Free me”.
She will play the same concert on April 17 at 7 p.m.
The final chord of Easter will be a concert by organist Svitlana Pozdnysheva at 9:00 p.m. – Bach will be played.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Organ Hall every day from 13:00 to 19:00. Cost: 100, 150 and 200 hryvnias.
Великдень у Львові в готелі “Швейцарський”
We are happy to welcome our guests at the Swiss Hotel Lviv! For this, we create a festive atmosphere. Here you can taste all the dishes from the Easter basket at the Valentino restaurant !
For this purpose, we will consecrate the Easter basket so that you can feel the comfort and warmth of your family! By choosing the Swiss Hotel Lviv for accommodation, you will receive: a comfortable atmosphere, proximity to Rynok Square and other architectural monuments. Also, you can ask the manager at the reception to organize an excursion on a topic you like!
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