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Parades, Protests on Ukrainian Independence Day

16. August 2012 by Masha 0 Comments

It was August 24th, 1991 when Ukraine became an independent, democratic state. Some Ukrainians use this opportunity to pledge allegiance to their country by participating in special ceremonies and parades, while others use their freedom to protest government policies. 


A huge celebration always takes place in Independence Square in Kyiv. Some exhibits are already being set up such as Colorful Ukraine which showcases the areas, festivals, cultural activities and the authors and scholars of Ukraine. It also highlights the technological achievements, products, and other developments of the country.


Other festivities include flower laying ceremonies at the monuments of Taras Shevchenko, Mykhailo Hryshevskyi and Vladimir the Great; a basketball championship; clinics in parkour, rollerblading, and skateboarding; a graffiti zone; an ice cream festival; a parade of embroidered shirts; several concerts; and of course, fireworks. 


Protesters will gather near the Ukrainian House in Kyiv to defend the Ukrainian language by protesting against the signature of the language law by President Viktor Yanukovych.


How will your favorite Ukrainian brides be spending Independence Day? Perhaps you'll want to congratulate them on this holiday by sending a Virtual Card or something special from the Gift Shop?


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