13TH JANUARY 2024
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first U of A Faculty Club MALANKA
Hosted by the Kule Folklore Centre
At the University Club, U of A campus
In Ukraine, the New Year’s celebration of “Malanka” is a festive event that traditionally takes place on the eve of January 13th (New Year’s Eve by the Julian calendar) and continues on until the morning of the 14th. During the festivities ‘Malanka’, together with her entourage of mummers, roams the villages and towns, visiting door to door, singing, partying and bringing tidings of good luck and joy for the coming year.
Historically, “Malanka” was not a tradition that readily made its way to Canada with the first few waves of Ukrainian immigration. However, under the initiative of Drs. Metro Gulutsan (Educational Psychology), Manoly Lupul (Education), Zenia Hawrysh (Home Economics), on January 13th, 1973 a major revival of the old tradition took place at the University of Alberta Faculty Club.
Join us to bring back this tradition, and to celebrate Ukrainian New Year with a night to remember!
Dinner, music and live performances.
Only 240 tickets available.