August 24, 2015 Kharkiv will hold "We are Ukraine” rally on the national Independence Day. This event is organized by Kharkiv “Automaidan”. A theatrical program will gather people in the city downtown. A traditional flower-laying ceremony at the monument to Taras Shevchenko will also take place in Kharkiv. Also the Independence Day celebration will be honored by a concert of Ukrainian folk metal band “Tin Sontsia” (Sun Shadow).
On the main stage of the city park the first music festival of young bands and artists "Park Music Fest" will be hold August 24.
August 21, on the eve of Independence Day of Ukraine Zmiiv, an administrative center of Zmiivskyi district (Kharkiv region) got rid of Lenin’s “stranglehold”. Few dozens of people gathered to witness this historical moment, Online-SMI. The monument was destroyed without any protests of local people.