Celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day 2023

Manchester City Council is showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine by celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day on the 24 August.  

To mark the occasion and to support Manchester’s rich and diverse Ukrainian community, the Council is supporting the Ukrainian Cultural Centre’s family fun day. The family fun day will take place at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Cheetham Hill from 13:00 till late.  

Residents from across the city are invited to attend to support the community and, to immerse themselves in an afternoon of Ukrainian culture.  

From music, dance, traditional food, arts and crafts and, even children’s entertainment there will be a wide range of fun on for all the family.  

Ukrainian Independence Day takes place on August 24 and marks the day the country became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. 

Last year, the MCR Ukraine Welcome fund was opened and to date has raised over £69,000. The MCR Ukraine Welcome Fund aims to fund charities and voluntary sector groups and provided assistance - such as small grants for essential items, and advice - to families and individuals relocating to the city. 


Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said:  

 “Manchester has a large and rich Ukrainian community, the city is proud to stand with them and our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones in the conflict. Over the last year, families across the city have welcomed Ukrainian refugees into their homes and the city has demonstrated its continued solidarity with the community.  

“Independence Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the community and show them we have not forgotten what is happening in their home country. I’d encourage all residents to attend the Independence Day celebrations and to support the community.”  

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