Jan 222014
 
The St. Sophia Square infront of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

The St. Sophia Square infront of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

Ukrainian Unity Day occurs on January 22nd. It commemorates the signing of The Unification Act, Act Zluky, which brought together the Ukrainian People’s Republic (previously part of Russia) and the West Ukrainian People’s Republic (previously part Austro-Hungarian Empire) on St. Sophia Square in Kiev on January 22, 1919.

It is a state holiday, but not a public holiday.

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Ukrainian flag

On this day, people carry the national flag and create human chains across bridges to symbolizing national unity. They wear the national colors, blue and yellow.

image courtesy of Wikicommons.org

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