Ukrainian Unity Day worldwide events

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Ukrainian Unity Day worldwide events

On January 22, Ukraine and worldwide Ukrainian communities celebrate Ukrainian Unity Day. On this day in 1919, the Act of Unification of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UNR) and the West Ukrainian People’s Republic (ZUNR) was proclaimed on Sofia Square in Kyiv. Although the young Ukrainian state failed to survive in the 20th century, the Act of 1919 was of great importance for the historical memory of the Ukrainian people. It became an important symbol of Ukrainians’ unity. 

Actions and demonstrations in support of an independent united Ukrainian state will be held all over the world on this day. We invite you to join in!

Australia, Sydney

On January 22, at 2:00 p.m., Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine will gather in Sydney for a rally in support of Ukraine dedicated to Ukrainian Unity Day.

“Ukraine celebrates the Day of Unity, timed to the Act of unification of the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the West Ukrainian People’s Republic on this day. Let’s remind Australia together that the war is still going on and ask for further support for Ukraine,” urge the rally hosts. More details are here. 

Georgia, Tbilisi

On January 22 at 15:00, the #UkraineUnitedWithTheWorld action will take place on the Peace Bridge in Tbilisi. The action participants will form the “Chain of Unity with the World” along the Bridge of Peace as a symbol of what we are all fighting for together, holding the flags of Ukraine, Georgia, and other countries that actively support Ukraine today. The chain symbolizes that the whole civilized world is standing with Ukraine today.

Cyprus, Nicosia

On January 22, at 9 a.m., the Holy Liturgy and Prayer for Ukraine will be held in Nicosia on Ukrainian Unity Day. Everyone is invited to the Chapel of St. Maron at the Maronite Archbishopric in Strovolos, Maronite Archibishopric of Cyrus. 10, Karaiskaki Str., Strovolos, Nicosia. 

Germany, Hamburg

On January 22, at 1:30 p.m., the Ukrainians of Hamburg are organizing a solemn procession and a “live chain” for Ukrainian Unity Day. The event’s program includes viewing a patriotic video and speeches by the Consul General of Ukraine and the Chairman of the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Germany.

Spain, Madrid

On January 22, at 12:00 p.m., the Ukrainian community of Spain invites everyone to a demonstration and march through the city’s central squares for Ukrainian Unity Day.

France, Paris

On January 22, at 10:00 a.m., the Holy Sunday Liturgy will be held in Paris’s Cathedral of St. Volodymyr the Great. At 11:30, a wreath-laying will take place in Taras Shevchenko Park at the foot of the bust of the outstanding Ukrainian poet. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to France Vadym Omelchenko and the Chairman of the Representative Committee of the Ukrainian Community in France Taras Horishny will attend. 

On January 21, Saturday, the eve of Ukrainian Unity Day, the Ukrainian community and organizations of Paris will gather for a demonstration at 3:00 p.m.

Poland, Krakow

On January 22, at 1:00 p.m., Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine will celebrate Ukrainian Unity Day at the Adam Mickiewicz monument in Krakow. Please, read more about the event here.

Estonia, Tallinn

On January 22 at 15:00, Ukrainians in Estonia invite everyone to a special meeting dedicated to Ukrainian Unity Day. Venue: Vabamu Museum of Occupation and Freedom conference hall, Toompea 8b, Tallinn. The number of places is limited, so please register in advance: Entrance is free. 

USA, New York

On January 25, at 5:00 p.m., Ukrainians in New York invite everyone to celebrate Ukrainian Unity Day. The event will be held in partnership with the Ukrainian World Congress, the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations in the United States, and the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York.