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Kyiv Day in Ukraine: How will the holiday be celebrated in lockdown?

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

Quarantine in Ukraine is known to be extended until June 22. Even with the gradual removal of restrictions. This means that mass events will not be taking place any time soon. And in such a situation Kyiv is to celebrate its birthday
10:55, 31 May 2020

Kyiv Day in Ukraine
112 Agency

This year, Kyiv Day falls on May 31. On this day, the capital will celebrate its birthday and will be 1538 years old. This date, of course, is conditional, because the history of the city goes back to the end of the 5th century, and it is not possible to establish the exact year.

The upcoming holiday will be held under quarantine restrictions, which, recently are being weakened, but still the mass events are not allowed.

So, unlike last year, in 2020 Kyiv will not hold any mass events on its birthday. Although

his, of course, does not mean that there will be no holiday at all.

It is possible that the celebration plans will be expanded with new locations and events. If so, we will add them. In the meantime, the situation is as follows.

Chestnut Run

This year it will be held online. And, of course, it will take place under the banner of combating Covid-19. The start of the event is scheduled for 9 a.m. on May 31.

All comers were encouraged to join the initiative by making a charitable contribution.

The collected funds will be directed to help Ukrainian doctors and medical institutions: the Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, as well as various hospitals.

The organizers say that “a team of ambassadors will run the distance of 5 km live on the streets of Kyiv for each participant in the run.”

The rules are as follows: charitable contribution - 100 UAH. Individual participants and teams from 10 people are invited.

An offline run under chestnuts is going to take place in a year, on May 30, 2021.

Kyiv City State Administration promises:

The information is from Telegram channel of the KCSA. 

- a festive quiz with the people of Kyiv, as well as radio concerts of bands [O], On I Ona, ADAM, Numer 482, Green Gray.

- In social networks, on YouTube channels, on various websites, celebrating videos of metropolitan performers will be published.

Khreschatyk Academic Chamber Choir has created a choral version of the song by Ihor Shamo and Dmytro Lutsenko ‘Yak tebe ne lyubyty, Kyieve miy!.’

The Kyiv Academic Municipal Brass Orchestra prepared a video of the congratulation song ‘Happiness, Goodness and Love.’

Dnipro Kyiv Academic Ensemble of Ukrainian Music recorded a video with congratulation song ‘Ukraine is our native land.’

- UA: ESTRADA YouTube channel.TV will show a gala concert of the winners and participants of the All-Ukrainian festival of choral art ‘Song over Dnipro - 2020’ named after Anatoliy Avdievsky.

- A gala concert ‘World Masterpieces’ with the participation of artists and the orchestra of Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theater will be shown online.

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