Happy Independence Day, Ukraine!
Very Reverend Fathers Ivan Shkumbatyuk from St. Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church, Petro Siwko from St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Myron Korostil from St. Michael’s and St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Maria Sheremeta, the Vice President of the Ukrainian American Community Center, Ken Matlashewski, the Artistic Director of the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, and the members of the Minnesota Ukrainian community greet Ukraine and Ukrainians with the 30th Anniversary of Renewed Ukrainian Independence. Watch the video here.
On August 24th Ukrainians all over the world celebrated 30th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. In honor of this occasion, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued a Proclamation announcing August 24th, 2021 a UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE COMMEMORATION DAY in the state of MINNESOTA, USA.
With Ukraine in Heart
“With #Ukraine in Heart” – On August 16, 2021, Minnesota Ukrainians formed a heart on the banks of the mighty Mississippi in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a symbol of their love for Ukraine and in honor of the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence.
Happy Flag Day, Ukraine!
On August 22nd, 2021, Minnesota Ukrainians unfurled the longest Ukrainian flag in Minnesota to celebrate 30 years of Ukrainian Independence! Its length is 280 feet, or 85 meters. Parishioners of St. Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Michael’s and St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church joined to celebrate together. Watch the video here.
Bridge Lighting in Honor of Ukrainian Independence
30th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence in Minnesota culminated on August 24th. At the Ukrainian American Community Center request, the Hennepin county lit the bridge with special lighting in the colors of the Ukrainian National Flag in honor of the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence.
Ukrainian Culture, Science, Literature
In celebration of 30 years of the Independence of Ukraine online Ukrainian English language newspaper Euromaidan Press published a series dedicated to 30 prominent Ukrainians who changed Ukraine and the world they lived in.
Part 1 is dedicated to cultural figures, from Kazimir Malevich, creator of the iconic “Black square” to world-famous Oksana Lyniv, the first woman conductor to open Bayreuth Opera Festival. Read the full article here https://tinyurl.com/4344avws
Part 2 is dedicated to scientific and academic figures, from Volodymyr Vernadsky and his revolutionary concepts on the biosphere to renowned aircraft designer Ihor Sikorsky and his flying machines. Read the full article here https://tinyurl.com/3mbbufbm
Part 3 is dedicated to well-known figures in the literary community, from Hryhoriy Skovoroda, a philosopher who preached self-examination and self-knowledge to internationally acclaimed writer and civic activist Serhiy Zhadan. Read the full article here https://tinyurl.com/3rzhj9f9