Odesa has prepared a really wide program to celebrate Independence Day and Day of the National Flag. Creative artists will present the photo exhibitions “Ukraine, my homeland”, “24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence”, and “Ukraine is flourishing”.
Drawing contests, сompetition for the best performance of poems about Ukraine will gather childrenof Odesa. Festival of embroidery, book exhibition, basketball tournament timed to the Day of the National Flag, flesh mobs for youth, numerous festive concerts of different kinds of music, will gather locals to share the joy of the holiday.
August 24 locals will create a “Vyshyvanka chain”, people are to link their arms in a human chain as a show of their national solidarity. Also an exhibition of patriotic cars will be held in the city, and a charity bike ride.
For true varenyky-lovers a special competition of varenyky speed eating will be held in Odesa.