MPs propose to officially establish Borscht Day in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is proposed to be celebrated annually on the second Saturday of September.
19:20, 1 December 2021

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The Verkhovna Rada has registered a bill № 6361 on the establishment of the Day of Ukrainian borscht. The initiators were the MPs from several factions and groups.

The draft resolution proposes to establish in Ukraine the Day of Ukrainian borscht, which will be celebrated annually on the second Saturday of September.

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is also recommended to develop with the involvement of the public and approve within a month from the date of adoption of this Resolution a comprehensive plan of measures to celebrate Ukrainian Borsch Day at the state level, including annual events, festivals and competitions Ukraine; holding thematic events, lectures, discussions on the phenomenon of Ukrainian borscht, its cultural component, the duration of cooking this dish by different generations of Ukrainians and its impact on public life in educational institutions, cultural and catering establishments.

The explanatory note notes that borsch is a cult Ukrainian dish; it is a point of differentiation from its neighbors and an opportunity to intensify cultural dialogue between different regions of Ukraine. In the international arena, it has the potential of Ukraine's soft power, as well as improving the country's recognition and reputation.

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