Over 25,000 guests attend Capital Ukrainian Festival in Ottawa
08.08.2017 16:53 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
The third annual Capital Ukrainian Festival in Ottawa has been attended by over 25,000 guests, including 6,000 tourists from the United States and Ukraine, Ukrinform says referring to the Ukrainian Weekly newspaper report.
«The third annual Capital Ukrainian Festival brought another fantastic weekend of Ukrainian food, music, dancing and culture to the nation capital. With an attendance of over 25,000, including 6,000 tourists from cities and towns from all over Canada, the United States and Ukraine, the celebration of all things Ukrainian was in the air on Friday through Sunday, Jul 2123,» the report reads.
As to the newspaper, the programming was spectacular and dynamic. The audience was wowed by Kyiv-based DakhaBrakhas unique sound, and visitors were entertained by the over 500 performers that took the stage over the course of the weekend.
As to the report, to top the night off on Saturday, Zirka, Canadian favorite «zabava» band, hosted the largest and best Ukrainian dance party that Ottawa has ever seen.
In addition, well-known chefs led two incredible cooking demonstrations, showing the crowd how to make traditional Ukrainian food.
As a result, 45,000 dumplings and 250 liters of home-made borsch were eaten over the weekend.