International action "Let's Light a Candle of Memory!" took place in Ireland

8 October 2018

On October 7, the Ukrainian community together with the Embassy of Ukraine in Great Britain, ​​the Ukrainian Association and the Ukrainian Church in Ireland honored the memory of the Holodomor victims in the framework of the International Congress of Ukrainians, initiated by the Ukrainian World Congress, in order to commemorate the 85th anniversary of this tragedy by the International Action “Let’s Light a Candle of Memory!”, the Embassy of Ukraine in Ireland press service reports.

“During the prayer, the participants of the Action mentioned the names of 85 children from millions of victims of starvation, which was artificially created by the Stalinist regime against the Ukrainian population in order to deprive it of its right to have independence, its own language, culture and traditions”, is written in the article.

The most touching moment of the event was the participation of the students of the “Native school” in Dublin in the memorial service. They commemorated the children killed by starvation, who could not sit at school desks at those tragic times for Ukraine.

On September 1, the action “Let`s Light a Candle of Memory!” started at the National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial”.

You can follow the campaign, which will last for, 85 days on the page “The 85th anniversary of the Holodomor”.