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Ukraine honors memory of Holodomor victims today
09:03, 26 November 2016
Ukraine honors memory of Holodomor victims today

There were three Famine-Genocides in Ukraine in the XX century

09:03, 26 November 2016

AFP

Ukraine and the world revere the memory of Holodomor victims on November 26, 2016.

Each year, the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory has a special theme to highlight a particular aspect of the tragedy of Holodomor of 1932-1933. The slogan of the current commemorative events - "Holodomor did not break us". The main events will be held in the capital, but Ukrainians are encouraged to go to the memorials in their cities, or light a candle at home.

Related: Ukrainians preparing to mark Holodomor’s anniversary

Day of memory of Holodomor Victims was established by Presidential Decree of Leonid Kuchma №1310/1998 and Viktor Yushchenko № 431/2007.

On this day, citizens traditionally attend a memorial service and laying a symbolic pots with grain and candles at the monuments to the victims of Holodomor in Ukraine.

Each year, the"Light a Candle" action takes place. Traditionally, at 4 p.m., the memory of killed Ukrainian people during the genocide is revered by a minute of silence and a lighted candle is set on the windowsill. In large cities, the main squares light candles too.

Related: Ze’ev Khanin: Holodomor and the Holocaust are not a hindrance

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