Celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day around the world (photos & videos)

Celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day
(August 24th) around the world!

Simferopol, occupied Crimea

Simferopol, occupied Crimea

Vilnius

Vilnius

Dressing the statue of Duc de Richelieu, the main symbol of Odessa, in a traditional Ukrainian vyshyvanka [embroidered shirt]

Dressing the statue of Duc de Richelieu, the main symbol of Odessa, in a traditional Ukrainian vyshyvanka [embroidered shirt]

Moskovsky Prospekt in Petersburg, Russia

Moskovsky Prospekt in Petersburg, Russia

Mykolayiv celebrates

Mykolayiv celebrates

Moscow

Moscow

Moscow

Moscow

Kremlin, Moscow

Kremlin, Moscow: “Hands off Ukraine!”

Detained Moscow activists singing the Ukrainian national anthem in the paddy wagon to keep their spirits up. Heroyam Slava! Facebook video:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=304277286418647&set=vb.100005091337039&type=2&theater

Moscow State University

Our beloved Mustang Wanted celebrates with us from atop Moscow State University!

Kyiv

Kyiv

In Dnipropetrovsk, Maidan's Piano Extremist plays again

In Dnipropetrovsk, Maidan’s Piano Extremist plays again

Okean Elzy concert in Lviv

Okean Elzy concert in Lviv

40,000 sing the national anthem at the concert (video):

The organizer of the rally in occupied Sevastopol was detained

The organizer of the rally in occupied Sevastopol was detained

Kramatorsk (Facebook video):
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=794929453860584&set=vb.100000306106684&type=2&theater

Sloviansk celebrates independence!!!!

Sloviansk celebrates independence!!!!

Zaporozhye

Zaporozhye

Rally in Montréal, Canada

Rally in Montréal, Canada

Parade at Toronto, Canada's lakeside waterfront with CN Tower in the background

Parade at Toronto, Canada’s lakeside waterfront with CN Tower in the background

More Toronto, CTV News (video):

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=423589&playlistId=1.1973152&binId=1.815892&playlistPageNum=1

Celebrating with what one has at hand in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec!

Celebrating with what one has at hand in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec!

Paris, France

Paris, France

Ukrainian students sing the national anthem in the airport after having arrived in Estonia

Ukrainian students sing the national anthem in the airport after having arrived in Estonia

Chechens in Vienna celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day

Chechens in Vienna celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day

Israel

Somewhere in Israel

Shanghai, China celebrates!

Celebrating in Portugal

Celebrating in Portugal

Bandurists Kobzarska Sich in the village of Emlenton, Pennsylvania State, USA, perform a patriotic song “For Ukraine” to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine. Members of the choir came together from different parts of North America, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New York, Hartford, Toronto, etc. (video):

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada celebrates Ukrainian Independence Day

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada celebrates Ukrainian Independence Day

And the lights on Niagara Falls are turned yellow and blue in honor of Ukrainian Independence Day

And the lights on Niagara Falls are turned yellow and blue in honor of Ukrainian Independence Day

Brussels, Germany celebrates the Independence Day of Ukraine:

An der Isar, Munich, Germany

An der Isar, Munich, Germany

Berlin, Alexanderplatz

Berlin, Alexanderplatz

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Koln/Cologne, Germany

Köln/Cologne, Germany

 

Brussels, Germany

Brussels, Germany

Mons, Belgium

Mons, Belgium

Warsaw, Poland (video):

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue in the colors of the Ukrainian flag (video):

and Curitiba, which has the largest diaspora in Brazil (video):
http://g1.globo.com/pr/parana/bom-dia-pr/videos/t/edicoes/v/parque-tingui-foi-palco-de-festa-da-comunidade-ucraniana/3585244/

Diaspora Youth congratulated Ukraine on Independence Day (video):

Stuttgart, German sings the Hymn of Ukrainian:

The Pope led a Hail Mary for peace in Ukraine on its Independence Day. “My thoughts go in a particular way to the beloved land of Ukraine…” the Pope said, “to all its sons and daughters, to their yearning for peace and tranquility, threatened by a situation of tension and conflict that continues unabated, causing so much suffering among the population.”

The Holy Father also appealed for prayer for Ukraine: “Let us entrust the whole nation to the Lord Jesus and to the Madonna, and let us pray together above all for the victims, their families, and all those who suffer.”

Departing from his prepared remarks, Pope Francis spoke of a letter he received from a Ukrainian bishop, recounting the sufferings of the people of Ukraine. “Let us pray together to the Madonna for this beloved land of Ukraine, on its Independence Day,” he said, and lead the faithful in praying the “Hail Mary,” concluding, “Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us.”

Pope Francis is pictured during his weekly Angelus prayer Aug. 24 from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS/EPA)

Pope Francis is pictured during his weekly Angelus prayer Aug. 24 from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (CNS/EPA)

 The Military Parade in Kyiv on Independence Day in Ukraine (full video):

(abridged video):

If we missed your Ukrainian Independence Day celebration photos, wherever you are in the world, send them to us with info on the event and where it took place and we will add to this post!

Sources: liveuamap.com, Euromaidan News in English, Gazeta.uaCTV News Toronto, Slavyanskman, Ukraine Today, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

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8 Responses to Celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day around the world (photos & videos)

  1. Steve Goddyn says:

    We couldn’t find Ukrainian flags in time for the event, so we went with what we could find to celebrate the event. We saw many people looking puzzled at the colored wood, and we hope that they will look it up and get info and see how the Ukrainian people are being abused!

    We support you with all our hearts, and read you each day!

  2. chervonaruta says:

    Thank you Steve, for your creativity, readership, support and this image! And for helping to educate others. This is in Quebec, Canada?

  3. Pingback: Metaphor Online » Dmytro Tymchuk’s Ukrainian Military Blog

    • chervonaruta says:

      Metaphor Online: you cut out the information we post that Dmitry Tymchuk is the COORDINATOR of Information Resistance (their link is in our blog post as well). Although these are his words, they are based on facts gathered through an extensive network that is part of the IR group and each fact is corroborated by 3 sources. It is not just from newspapers as they usually have the information long before newspapers and newspapers reprint from what IR group posts. Please get the facts straight if you are going to re-post him. Thank you!

      On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 5:04 AM, Voices of Ukraine wrote:

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