Take part in the Annual Observances of the Holodomor-Genocide

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Take part in the Annual Observances of the Holodomor-Genocide

From November 21 to 27, 2022, Ukraine and the world will honor the memory of the victims of the 1932-33 Holodomor-genocide with a week of events around the globe. This year, the slogan of the global campaign to commemorate the Holodomor is: “We Remember, Unite, and Shall Overcome.”

Honor the memories of millions of innocent murdered Ukrainians by taking part in the events of annual Holodomor-genocide memorialization in the countries where you reside.

Informational materials to help you hold memorial events in your community are available HERE. English-language materials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine concerning the Holodomor and food security today are available for download HERE. And, if you live in a country that has not yet recognized the Holodomor as genocide, English-language informational materials to support your community’s efforts to secure that recognition are available HERE.

“Light a candle in your window at sundown and say a prayer for those who perished, and those who suffered until the end of their days as a result of the Holodomor-genocide of 1932-33” is the national appeal supported by the head of the Holodomor Descendants’ Network, Olya Soroka. You can download banners and videos in Ukrainian, English and French languages, informational materials and explanations from the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the Network’s website.

On Friday November 25, and Saturday, November 26, the Ukrainian World Congress invites you to the premiere of a film that is a requiem for the residents who died in the village of Yahidne in the Chernihiv region, who lived in hunger and suffering during 28 days under russian occupation earlier this year. Find out more

Events in Ukraine:

On November 24 at 6 PM, the MARIA Project will open in Vinnytsia. The project is a mobile memorial space created by Ukrainian Canadian artist Lesia Maruschak that memorializes the victims of the 1932-1933 Holodomor. The national tour of the MARIA Project across Ukraine is made possible with the financial support from the Ukrainian World Congress; the Project was last exhibited in Kharkiv before the tour was interrupted by russia’s full-scale invasion.

In Kyiv, panakhydy (memorial services) for the victims of the Holodomor are planned, with the participation of the the Patriarchs of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, on Saturday November 26, Holodomor Memorial Day.


The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) has published a list of 30 events to honor the memories of the victims of the Holodomor-genocide in more than two dozen locations across the USA. All of the event announcements are available HERE including the “History of the Holodomor Memorial in Washington, DC” exhibit that is on at Ukraine House in the US capital until December 1.


The Toronto branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress is inviting the Ukrainian community to the panakhyda (memorial service) in memory of the victims of the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine, that will take place on Saturday, November 26 2022, at Exhibition Place, by the Holodomor Victims’ Memorial located at 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto. The memorial service will begin at 3 PM.

In Australia

In Melbourne, the commemoration of the Holodomor victims and the candlelight vigil will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (35 Canning Street, North Melbourne). Find out more. 


Great Britain

public demonstration in honor of the memory of the victims of the Holodomor and memory of those killed in the current war well be held in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday, November 25, at 17:30 local time.







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