NGO "Etnovyr"

NGO «Etnovyr»

NGO «Etnovyr» was founded on the 27th of August in 2008. Its activity started with the international folklore festival in Lviv of the same name. NGO became a full member of CIOFF (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts) in 2008 and a member of IOV (International Organization of Folk Art) in 2010. These two international organizations operate under the patronage of UNESCO.

Since its foundation, NGO «Etnovyr» has realized a lot of programs and projects, art and cultural events.

The main directions of activity of the NGO «Etnovyr»:

  • creation of significant events in order to develop cultural diplomacy;
  • protection and popularization of the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine;
  • promotion of Ukrainian culture;
  • acquaintance of Ukrainians with the culture of other peoples of the world;
  • activation and promotion of a national tourism product both on the domestic and international market of tourist services;
  • positive representation of Ukraine as a tourist country;
  • improvement and maximal use of  Lviv tourist potential. 

The NGO holds annually International Folklore Festival «Etnovyr». (тут додати посилання на розділ «Festival»)

NGO «Etnovyr» has threefold carried out the festival of ethnic music «Kraina mriy» («Country of dreams»), initiated and co-organized by Oleg Skrypka.


NGO «Etnovyr» is the founder and organizer of International Tourism Forum «Win with the Lion!» Due to the active work of NGO «Etnovyr» in 2010 Lviv became the only member of the International Tourist  Association «European Cities Marketing» among Ukrainian cities. 

Since 2011, the NGO organizes the Festival of Easter Eggs in Lviv. During the Easter holidays, our city turns an open-air «Museum of Easter Eggs», where various peculiarities of Easter eggs are created and decorated with different materials. 

The Festival of Easter Eggs is a unique project that not only brings together artists, Lviv citizens and city guests, but also presents a unique atmosphere of Ukrainian Easter traditions. 

Within the framework of the Festival of Easter Eggs a charitable project «Good deed», which collects funds for those who really need it, also takes place.

Thanks to the efforts of the NGO «Etnovyr», it was possible to revive and popularize batyarsto - a true phenomenon of Lviv city culture at the end of the nineteenth century. 

The annually Batyar’s Day in Lviv have been held since 2008. During the feast, anyone who wants can immerse himself in the life of the city of the beginning of the last century, to see the true batyars and join their fun merriments.

We are always open for cooperation, and new ideas, so send your suggestions on e-mail [email protected] 

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