tisdag 27 augusti 2013

Independence Day - Kiev

Independence Day is the the biggest and most important state holiday in Ukraine. On August 24, all Ukrainians celebrate the country's Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The celebration usually starts already the previous day, August 23 being the Day of the National Flag of Ukraine. The president then raises the Ukrainian flag and concerts kick off the festivities of the Independence Day. On August 24 various activities are offered to the people of Kiev, for example the Vychanka parade. Not to be missed!
Photos by: Anders Thorsell