Kyiv celebrates the 1540th anniversary of its founding

The capital of Ukraine today celebrates the 1540th anniversary of its founding, this year it will celebrate under martial law.

According to Ukrinform, the Kyiv City State Administration reports this in Telegram.

“For children, events are prepared mainly in an online format. For adults, large-scale mass events are also not provided, but Kiev residents and guests of the city will be able to attend walking tours, exhibitions and concert performances,” the message says.

In particular, today take place:

12:00 – 13:00 Performances by amateur art groups with the organizational support of the Kyiv City Center for Folk Art and Cultural Research – Park. T. Shevchenko.

15:00 – 16:00 Performance of the Kyiv Municipal Brass Band – a platform near the arch “Freedom of the Ukrainian people” in the Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Kyiv.

16:00 Concert on the balcony of the theater – Kyiv Academic Opera and Ballet Theater for Children and Youth (Mezhyhirska St., 2).

17:00 Concert – Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theater (53 Velyka Vasylkivska St.).

14:00 Patriotic master class – Museum of outstanding figures of Ukrainian culture (Museum of Mykola Lysenko, Saksaganskogo St., 97).

11:00 Walking tour “Golden Gate Quarter”. The route from the metro station “Golden Gate”.

11:00 – 19:00 andhistorical and cultural exhibition “The Eternal City of Kyiv. History vs Politics” – Natalka Park (Geroev Stalingrad St., behind the North Bridge: main entrance and alley).

12:00 – 14:00 Excursion “Kyiv indestructible”. Route: st. m. “Dorohozhychi” – Babi Yar – Television tower – Lukyanovskoye Military cemetery – Kyiv television center – State Art and Chemical Complex “Artem” – st. m. “Lukyanovskaya”.

This year the traditional Day of Kyiv “Chestnut Run” will be held online and will bring together participants from all over the world.

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The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, as well as to unite Ukrainians for mutual support.

As the organizers emphasize, despite the martial law, the current 29th Run, with the support of the Kyiv City State Administration, retains its traditions. They call to start on the last Sunday of May – on the Day of Kyiv, since the run under the chestnut trees is an invariable part of its celebration. And for those who are not in Kyiv, there is an opportunity to unite the family, tell new friends and acquaintances from different parts of the world about the Ukrainian capital, since every mention of Ukraine in the world today is an approximation to its victory.

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The city authorities urge during the rest not to ignore the air raid alarms and immediately go down to the shelter.

As reported, Kyiv Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of May.

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