Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s never a bad time to come to Kyiv, but personally I’d choose May because of the pleasant weather and blossoming chestnuts trees.
Chestnuts trees are almost on every city street and today they are the city’s unofficial symbol. In the Soviet era Kyiv’s city emblem was a design of a chestnut leaf and a blossom.
They are relatively new addition that was introduced to Kyiv in 19th century. It is said that Governor-general Bibikov introduced the trees to the streets of Kyiv in preparation for a visit by Emperor Nikolai I. Later chestnut trees were pre-planted by Kyiv (Kiev) university students in the nearby botanical garden, and from the garden, the chestnut trees spread across Kyiv.
Kyiv hardcore label event at Otel’ club.