Yesterday (August 24th) was Ukrainian Independence Day. It is the most important and widely-celebrated national holiday, in which Ukrainians celebrate the country’s Declaration of Independence since 1991 from the Soviet Union. Although I’ve been familiar with the holiday back in Canada, I’ve never known the magnitude of importance this day marks for so many Ukrainians. It was truly special to be able to take part in the festivities in the Western Ukrainian cultural capital of Lviv. Here a some of my favourite celebrations from the weekend:
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