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Aug. 22, 2012, 9:32 p.m. | None — by Kyiv Post

Kyiv will be hosting a variety of events on occasion of Independence Day.
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Kyiv will be hosting a variety of events on occasion of Independence Day.

A parade of vyshyvankas (traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt) is to take place on Aug. 24.

It will bring together  vyshyvanka lovers from all over Ukraine who will walk through Kyiv streets, boasting their styles that vary greatly from region to region, and even from family to family.

The parade will start on Maidan Nezaleznosti at noon and end on Spivoche pole by the Pecherska Lavra.

Spivoche pole is hosting an annual Independence Day flower exhibition through Sept.9. It’s called “The melodies of Ukrainian fairy-tales.” Over 300,000 flowers were planted for Kyivans and guests of the city to enjoy.

For those who have a sweet tooth, an ice-cream street festival is the place to be. It will be held on Prorizna street on Aug.24-25. Nearly 1.5 tons of ice-cream by various Ukrainian producers will go on sale. 

Master classes in extreme sports will be held and professional skate-borders will present a show of breathtaking tricks on Khreschatyk between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Aug.24

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