Today, January 22, the whole country was united by the celebration of one of the most important dates in history, Ukrainian Unity Day.
A series of events took place in our cityon the occasion of the holiday, which ended with a flashmob“The Flames of UnityConsolidate Ukraine”.The students of Sumy National Agrarian University, headed by student self-government,attended this event.
Every year Sumy citizens gather near Shevchenko square, where they lay out the map of Ukraine using the lit candles. This year, the organizers bought 400 candles, so that the whole map of Ukraine caught fire of unity. As soon as the last candle was lit, all audience attention was captured by a speech about the history of Ukrainian Unity Day and the undeniable importance of this event for every Ukrainian. The meeting ended with a minute of silence in the memory of allheroeswho died gaining independence of our country.
Every year Ukraine celebrates the Day of Unity. This year it’s the 100th anniversary since the Act of Unity of the-then Ukrainian People's Republic and Western Ukrainian People's Republic was declared at Sofiyska Square in Kyiv.