Ivan Gonchar instilled the respect and admiration of the traditional outfit not one generation of Ukrainians. He was convinced that tradition should remain alive. Does not every girl, barely having tried on a festive wreath, understand that he wants to marry just in such a dress — according to tradition. And the retinue and Hutsul hat will excite the naughty spirit even at the very shy guy.
It was possible to touch the Ukrainian tradition on January 16 at the Selfie Day at the Ivan Gonchar Museum. Specially for the international action Museum Selfie Day, the Ivan Gonchar Museum and the Gulliver shopping and entertainment center created a mini-museum. In the frame there were replicas of festive hats from various regions of Ukraine, a goat with a carrot and a gang, Christmas stars and scrolls created on the basis of museum exhibits, courtesy of the Zerno and Shlyakhti Odyag stores.
During the day, museum staff talked about traditional culture and answered questions about holiday hats from the late 19th century. Everyone could learn about the traditional image from their region. The space was decorated with huge copies of ancient photographs from Ivan Gochar's artistic and historical ethnographic album “Ukraine and Ukrainians”.
There were queues in the atrium of the shopping center, and even the employees of the office tower set off at lunchtime. Many came to the mini-museum specifically after learning about the day of selfies. The guests made more than 200 selfies, not counting those who tried on the outfit and knowledge without the desire to take pictures.
Museum Selfie Day — action on social networks in support and popularization of museums. Started the day by Selfie Marie Dickson (initiator of cultural projects and museum consultant). Since 2014, this flash mob is sweeping the world, and has already been held in Ukraine for the fifth time.