Holodomor Memorial Day is commemorated annually on the fourth Saturday of November in accordance with the presidential decrees of 1998 and 2007.
In the 20th century, Ukrainians survived three famines - in 1921-1923, 1932-1933, and in 1946-1947. However, the most massive was the Holodomor of 1932-1933 - the genocide of the Ukrainian people, which was carried out by the totalitarian communist regime of the Soviet Union.
In November 2006, the Verkhovna Rada recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.
In addition to Ukraine, 17 UN member states recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide.
Nationwide events commemorating the Holodomor victims will be held throughout Ukraine and in many countries of the world.
At 16:00, along with a national moment of silence, the traditional "Let's Light a Memory Candle" initiative will take place. Everyone is welcome to light a candle and put it on a window sill (or a balcony), thus honoring the memory of millions of Ukrainians who were starved to death.
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