French Spring festival in Kyiv will be opened with the performance of French theatre group Transe Express on Sofia Square on March 30 at 20:30.
The traffic will be blocked on Sofia Square and a number of nearby streets for holding an opening event from 19:00 to 23:00. The main street of Kyiv – Khreshchatyk – will be open for cars at this time. This was stated in the directive of Kyiv City State Administration.
From 20:00 on March 28 to 01:00 on March 29 and from 20:00 to 23:00 on March 30, the outdoor lighting on Sofia Square and Volodymyrska Street will be partially switched off.
As it was reported earlier, Kharkiv-based groundhog Timka IIІ, who lives at the biological station of Kharkiv National University, predicted a late spring in Ukraine. He did not see his shadow when he was woken on February 2.
“Frosts are waiting for us in March. Warm and sunny weather will come in April,” explains Nadiya.
The Groundhog Day has been celebrated at the biological station of Kharkiv University for 15 years. The forerunner of the current groundhog - Timka II predicted the weather 7 times, after which he went on a well-deserved rest. Two years ago, he accurately predicted the arrival of spring, and even predicted that the European Union would grant Ukraine visa-free regime in the same year.