About Day of the Liberation of Ukraine
On October 28th, Ukraine marks a memorable event in its history – the Day of Liberation of Ukraine from fascist invaders. It is a national holiday dedicated to the removal of German Nazi forces and their allies during World War II from the territory of modern Ukraine.
According to an official statement, the holiday was introduced “for the nation-wide celebration of the liberation of Ukraine from fascist invaders and to honor heroic act and sacrifice of Ukrainian people during World War II.”
How the Liberation Day is celebrated
On Liberation Day, as during the May holidays, people honor veterans and those who gave their lives for expelling the Nazis from Ukraine in the ranks of the Red or Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Memorial events are held also at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
On this day, a wide variety of exhibitions, festivals and holiday concerts is held.