Friday August 21, a ceremony of raising Ukrainian flag took place in Chicago, VIDIA. Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), Illinois Division, traditionally hold this ceremony every year. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the City Hall, Ukrainian-American veterans and representatives of Ukrainian organizations, including Miss Ukrainian Diaspora Ulyana Fenyn.
From Saturday to Sunday, August 22-23, a festival called "Ukrainian Days" will gather people in Chicago. The event is visited annually by thousands of people who come to celebrate Ukrainian culture with music, dance, ethnic food, sports competitions, crafts and family-friendly activities.
Illinois Divisionof UCCA is to give the raised money for Ukrainian soldiers, who were injured during the Donbas war, and for the needs of their families.