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  Parade on Chreshchatik street on May 9
by OlenaKyiv

I think a history of parades on Kiev's central streets began from military parades during Soviet Union that took their place on Victory Day every May 9. You may those parades now as well, maybe they are not as magnificient as they were. Also you may add August 24, Independence Day, a new holiday for Ukrainians, the day when Independence of Ukraine was proclaimed.

However, downtown is the center of other political events, meetings, strikes. The largest was during Orange Revolution, when Independence Square sheltered many tents with strikers. Since that time more and more strikes take a place in downtown, you can see more often tents, people with posters, argueing people in downtown. I think it almost a part of Ukrainian culture to display own view, to give voice to own thoughts.

Address: Kreshchatyk Street and Independence Square

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2007
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