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Mayfair Streets For Ukraine in Mayfair event is being postponed in order to pay respect following the death of the Queen. A new date will be announced soon!12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Ukrainian Lunch accompanied by DJ Regina and 12 year old violinist Luka Tickets 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Ukrainian Lunch accompanied by DJ …

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World’s largest Sunflower seed producer

World’s largest Sunflower seed producer

Ukraine is the world’s largest producer of sunflower seeds, followed closely by Russia. The US is the world’s 10th largest producer of sunflower seeds, with most being grown in South Dakota and North Dakota. It is estimated that the total size of Ukraine’s sunflower farmlands could cover the entire territory of Slovenia.

Invented the gas lamp

Invented the gas lamp

The gas lamp invented by two Lviv-based pharmacists – Jan Zeh and Ignacy Łukasiewicz in 1853 is one of these groundbreaking inventions. Invented by a local pharmacist in a store called At the Golden Star, today the achievement is remembered by a cafe called Gasova L’ampa found in the same building.

Deepest Metro Station in the World

The deepest metro station in the world is Arsenalna station on the Sviatoshynsko – Brovarska line located in Kyiv – the capital city of Ukraine. This subway station was opened on the 6th November 1960 as part of the first stage of the Kyiv Metro built and designed by the Soviet Union. The deepest metro station is Kyiv Metro’s Arsenalna station located at a depth of 105.5 meters (346 ft).

Famous 'Tunnel Of Love' is located here

Famous ‘Tunnel Of Love’ is located here

The Tunnel of Love is a semi-abandoned railway line in Klaven, North-Western Ukraine noted as being the most romantic place on earth. This enchanting natural train tunnel is surrounded by green arches formed by trees on both sides of the single-track railway line. Its romantic setting attracts many couples to the place. According to local legends, couples who visit the place will have their wishes granted.

National costume of Ukraine is Vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka is the name of the National Costume of Ukraine. This is differentiated from others because of its embroidery work which features Ukrainian embroidery. Vyshyvanka is a plain white shirt made of linen and decorated with floral or ornamental hand-sewn embroidery. And the speciality of the costume is that it is worn by both men and women.

Ukraine has seven World Heritage Sites

Ukraine has seven World Heritage Sites

Ukraine is home to seven sites protected by the UNESCO World Heritage List, they are also among the best places in Ukraine to visit. These include Kyiv’s Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Lviv’s historic centre, unique wooden churches in the Carpathians and the beech forests that surround them. Here’s a rundown of the amazing protected places you need to visit during your holidays in Ukraine.