January 22, Ukrainians will celebrate the Day of unity of Ukraine. This historic day, millions of people traditionally celebrate the “living chain”
January 22, 1919 was officially merged the Ukrainian and Western Ukrainian people’s Republic, signed the Act of unification of the republics. In 1919, January 22, at St. Sophia square thousands of Kyiv residents came to celebrate the Day of unity of Ukraine. Despite the fact that in the early twentieth century United Ukraine did not last long, the fact of signing of the act of reunification was of great historical importance.
In honor of the 71 th anniversary of the proclamation of the unification Act of January 22, 1990, millions of Soviet Ukrainians decided to celebrate the Day of unity of Ukraine, creating from Kiev to Lviv live chain of unity called “Ukrainian wave”.
How to celebrate the Day of unity of Ukraine
An official state holiday the Day of unity of Ukraine began only in 1999 after the signing of Leonid Kuchma decree. But the tradition to celebrate the Day of unity of Ukraine, creating a “live chain”, which symbolizes the unity of people and unity of Ukrainian territory, relevant to the present day.
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Unity day, 2019 in Kiev will be the traditional Patriotic rally on the bridge Paton, during which participants will join a live chain the two banks of the Dnieper. It starts at 7:45. If desired, the participants can paint their faces in colors of national flag. For the best pictures, the organizers provided prizes.
On the same day on the sidewalk part of Khreshchatyk street (European square to Bessarabskaya square) will host the nationwide Treasury campaign “Unite Ukraine”.
Also on the occasion scheduled in the capital, a solemn laying flowers to the monument to Taras Shevchenko and M. Hrushevsky with the participation of the state and the city.
Lay flowers to the monuments, memorials and burial places of prominent figures of the Ukrainian national Republic and West Ukrainian people’s Republic, fighters for Ukrainian independence in the twentieth century, the victims of the Revolution of Dignity and the anti-terrorist operation in Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Traditionally for the Day of reunion will join museums and libraries of the city, which will feature an exhibit on the history of the UNR and ZUNR, which will tell you about their historical role in the formation of the modern independent state.
Recall, the Day of unity of Ukraine on January 22: holiday or working day.
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