Independence Day in Ukraine will be celebrated on Thursday, August 24. For the second year in a row, the holiday has its origins in wartime conditions. Therefore, no major events are planned.
In the pre-war period, a parade of military equipment, a concert, and a number of cultural and entertainment events took place in the Ukrainian capital on the occasion of Independence Day. In the conditions of war, for security reasons, no large celebrations are planned. However, the Kyiv Military Administration said that some events would still take place.
“For security reasons, large mass events will not be organized. However, there are plenty of opportunities to spend your free time during these holidays. Most of them will be very useful and educational. Kyiv's residents and guests of the city will be able to choose what to visit according to their taste”, the message reads.
On August 22-24, almost every cultural and educational institution in the capital prepares its own special holiday program for visitors: exhibitions, concerts, fairs, etc. We present a few of them:
Despite the celebrations, KMVA reminds that the war in Ukraine continues and the enemy may intensify its attacks on the eve and on the day of the holiday. Therefore, during air alerts, you should follow the safety rules and go to a shelter.
Independence Day is a public holiday, so it should be a day off from work. However, due to the imposition of martial law in Ukraine, there are no additional holidays and non-working days. At the same time, the employer determines the work schedule and rest time. In practice, this means that each manager must decide for himself whether to take the day off or not.