Independence day in Odesa: Odesa most famous monument wears Ukrainian national embroidered shirt (video)

19:03 Aug. 18, 2016

Odesa most famous monument wears Ukrainian national embroidered shirt (video)

Odesa monument of Duke de Richelieu wearing Ukrainian vyshyvanka. (Photo from UNIAN)

Statue of Duke de Richelieu to symbolise start of national flashmob on Ukraine's Independence Day

French Duke de Richelieu put on Ukrainian vyshyvanka. This is how the residents of Odesa in southern Ukraine get ready for the upcoming festival of national clothes in honour of 25th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. The most prominent monument of the city, the statue of Duke de Richelieu, is now wearing traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt. To make the clothing, the tailors required 5 metres of fabric and 3 metres of embroidered material.

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On Independence Day, August 24th, local residents and tourists are going for a flashmob. A live chain will stretch from the monument of Duke de Richelieu to the sea quay. People holding each other's hands are set to stand along the stairway of Potemkin Steps that is 142 metres long. Last year, at least 3,000 people took part in the flashmob. This time, the organisers hope to beat that record.

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