August 24th – Independence Day in Ukraine

August 25, 2015 at 12.21pm by in Slavic Women

On August 24th 1991, Ukraine became independent from the former Soviet Union.

Each year on August 24, Ukraine celebrates with a national holiday, parades of soldiers and great celebrations. The President delivers a speech to mark the occasion.

A sea of patriotic Ukrainians, many in national costume crowd into Independence Square in Kiev to watch the parade, listen to the President and then begin their celebrations. Everywhere is the national colours of blue and yellow.

The 2015 celebrations were particularly moving as the war in the Eastern Ukraine against insurgents is still being waged. This formed much of the 2015 Presidential speech.

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  • samer

    I wish I was there celebrating with all ukrainian people this wonderful day.

  • Nilsen Dutra Santana

    I was lucky too for having the chance to be there the year before. Ukraine is a great country. “SLAVA UKRAINA”!!!!


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