Danube Day 2018 in Ukraine

This year’s grand festival takes place in Kvasovo village, located on the banks of the Borzhava in the Vynogradiv region of Zakarpattya Oblast. Come along for inspiring, innovative and fun ways to reduce plastic pollution. 

If you fancy the life of a pirate, join us for the Pirates' 
Plastic Regatta on the Borzhava river!
  Whether your pirate ship is pocket-size or full-size, if it’s made from unwanted plastic, you can take part. There are two boat launches - one for toy boats and one for people carrying crafts – with a winner in each category. Marks will be awarded according to level of creativity, environmental message and amount of ‘treasure’ transported – and by treasure, we mean plastic! The event is a joint project of Hungary's PET CUPA, the All-Ukrainian Ecological League and Uzhgorod Regatta.
Date: Saturday 30th of June; from 11:00

For those more suited to dry land, why not get active in a campaign to restore the region’s ancient riverside castles. The first castle to be revitalised is 12th-Century Kvasovo Castle, which will be cleared of rubbish and overgrown plants in the run-up to Danube Day. To mark this action, and to highlight the importance of rivers in shaping our lives both now and in the past, Kvasovo village will host a Castle Festival. Step into the past, with a medieval tournament in the castle involving knights, blacksmiths and a fire show!
Date: Saturday 30th of June; from 16:00

Danube Day also sees the return of the Campaign against plastic waste aimed at reducing the huge number of PET bottles clogging up rural rivers. Sponsored by Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine, this year it's the turn of Oroseevo village to receive recycling containers and sign up to a centralised waste management service. To mark the event, a Precious Plastics exhibition of beautiful recycled plates and bowls will be on show at the Kvasovo Danube Day. Find out more about this worldwide recycling campaign promoting waste recycling, self-reliance and community action on the Precious Plastics website.
Date: Saturday 30th of June; from 15:00

Plastic rubbish could also be your inspiration in this year’s Danube Art Master youth competition in Ukraine. Your task is to create a riverside artwork from materials found by the river or a 1-minute video that expresses why rivers are important to you. You could be crowned national Art Master and go on to the international final! Find out more by viewing the Ukrainian factsheet or contacting the All-Ukrainian Ecological League, organisers of the national round of this annual 14-country art extravaganza.

Further information

Read the latest news on Ukraine's Danube Day Facebook page or contact the country coordinator:

Olena Marushevska (+380 67 9 062 061) of the All-Ukrainian Ecological League; pripyat@i.kiev.ua; bluerivers@ukrpost.ua; and view Facebook.

Watch Ukraine's video to see how Tyachiv marked Danube Day in 2017. To see how all the countries celebrated last year, go to Review 2017. You can also revisit 14 years of Ukraine's Danube Day via the general Review page.