The 24th Independence Day of Ukraine were on August 24. In the morning, even on Khreshchatyk have been consolidated columns of the Armed Forces, the National Guard of Ukraine, the State Border Service in dress uniform, then the city several times shaken by loud explosions - a solemn flag raising.
Independence Day program rich and diverse: formal and informal events were held in all parts of the city. The Fair flowers, embroidered shirts parade, concerts, symphony orchestra - the aesthetic component of the mark. Once it passed the official laying flowers at the monument to Taras Shevchenko, Mykhailo Hrushevsky, and the memory of the heroes Nebesnoy Sotni Str.Institutska.
In the evening on August 24 in the center was crowded: every second in embroidery, with blue and yellow balls with flags and flags in their hands. Street musicians and artists were the center of attention: each has found its audience. The evening ended with a grandiose concert of the symphony orchestra, gathered on Independence Square the audience of many thousands.