7th – 9th July, Melbourne

The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations proudly announces that all roads will lead to Melbourne this July as Ukrainians from all over Australia travel to the world’s most liveable city for the XV National Ukrainian Festival – Zdvyh.

Held every four years, the Zdvyh will bring together Australian Ukrainians of all ages and from all walks of life.  They will come together to celebrate their language, culture and identity and to launch a two-year program of national celebrations commemorating 70 years of post-WW2 settlement in Australia.

Although small in size relative to some other ethnic groups, the Ukrainian community is regarded as one of Australia’s multicultural success stories.  It enjoys a significant level of goodwill and support for its promotion of Ukrainian culture and identity, whilst at the same time sharing a peaceful and harmonious co-existence within the broader Australian community.

As the launching event for the celebrations marking 70 years of Ukrainian post-WW2 settlement in Australia, the Zdvyh will celebrate the Ukrainian community’s own ‘Migration Story’, a story lived in the face of the brutalities of war, but written also in the courage and the fortitude displayed as each migration wave struggled to find and create a home for itself in this new land.

As well as providing a platform for the celebration of the Ukrainian Migration Story, the Zdvyh will celebrate the myriad achievements of Australia’s Ukrainian community throughout the past seventy years.

Save the dates and join us as we celebrate the Ukrainian Migration Story.

Stefan Romaniw
AFUO Chairman