Intangible Cultural Heritage, as defined by UNESCO, is transmitted and perceived by living people, so it remains alive for centuries. Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage contributes to the enrichment of cultural diversity and stimulates creativity. The list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO includes such Ukrainian objects as Petrykivka painting and Kozak songs of Dnipro Oblast. Yet, much more are presented in the platform “Authentic Ukraine,” including performing arts, customs, rites, celebrations, knowledge and practice concerning nature and the universe, traditional crafts, oral traditions, stories, and legends. You can listen some Dumas as Kozak songs performed exlusevely by bandura’s players. To explore all this go to https://authenticukraine.com.ua/en.
Presented heritage includes these pieces of art and folk culture:
- Тraditions of ornamental painting of Bubnov ceramics;
- Kosiv tradition of hand-drawn ceramics;
- Opishnia ceramics;
- Krolevets weaving;
- Petrykivka painting;
- Kozak songs of Dnipro Oblast;
- Song tradition of the village of Luka of Kyiv-Sviatoshinskyi district of Kyiv region;
- Technology of embroidery “white on white” of the settlement Reshetylivka of Reshetylivka district of Poltava Oblast;
- Herbal traditions of carpet weaving of the village Reshetylivka of Reshetylivka district, Poltava region;
- Ornek – Crimean Tatar ornament and knowledge about it.
And also many particular and interesting examples of Ukrainian culture and modern reconstructions.
While not yet being able to write and read, every child hears lullabies, fairy tales and legends from his parents and grandparents, searches for answers to riddles, learns Christmas carols and shchedrivki (ritual songs) on winter holidays, finds out about the majestic events of national history and speaks the first words in his native language.
The very calendar ceremony is the oldest one, closely related to the agrarian way of life, with its roots in the pagan beliefs of the Slavs, our ancestors.
As a bonus, it is possible to enjoy virtual tours that can be just as much exciting, as the real journeys. Technologies allow digital traveling through visiting the open-air museums, exploring the unique architecture of wooden churches, or taking a look behind the scenes of opera houses of Ukraine.