Countries across the world hold events to commemorate victims of the Holodomor


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From November 25-28,holodomor_w.jpg 11 countries will hold events to commemorate the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-33. This, as informed the Ukrainian News, was reorted by the press service of the Liberation Movement Research Center.

On November 21, a memorial service with the lighting of candles was held in the central area of Rome.

On November 25, a photo exhibition about the famine will be displayed in Zagreb, Croatia.

In Spain on November 26, representatives of the Ukrainian embassy, the Spanish government (of the autonomous Community of Madrid), representatives of different nationalities, and the Ukrainian diaspora in Madrid will gather in the Spanish-Ukrainian Center.

On November 27, a memorial service and prayer with the lighting of candles will be held across Australia in Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Nobel Park, Geelong, and on November 28 in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Newcastle.

On November, a memorial service will be held in Yerevan, Armenia. In addition, the Armenian cultural center of the minorities will show documentaries about the famine.

In Greece, on November 27, the Ukrainian Sunday school will hold a memory lesson, also a requiem for the victims of famine will be held in Athens and Malakasi.

On November 27, people in Canadian cities (Vancouver, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Oshawa, St. Catharines, Toronto, and Windsor) will pray for the victims and hold a moment of silence.

On November 27, people across the United States - in Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Glen Spey, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Yonkers - will light candles in memory of victims.

A memorial service will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on November 28 and in the Serbian cites of Belgrade, the New Garden, Bullets Verbasi, and Sremska Mitrovica on November 26-27.

Ukrainians also filed a petition to the Portuguese parliament to recognize the Holodomor as a genocide.

From November 18-28 in Paris, France, an exhibition "The Unknown Ukrainian Genocide of 1932-1933" is open. On November 21, there was a memorial service at the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Church of St. Simon.

Remembrance Day for the victims of the famine, which is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in November, was introduced in Ukraine in 1998.

Source: RISU