Taras Shevchenko was commemorated in Cherkasy region

Taras Shevchenko was commemorated in Cherkasy region
Taras Shevchenko was commemorated in Cherkasy region Ukraine news 22 May 2023 at 16:00

Today, May 22, on the occasion of the 162nd anniversary of the reburial of Taras Shevchenko in Kaniv, Cherkasy region, the traditional pedestrian procession "The Last Journey of the Kobzar" took place.

The column marched from the Assumption Cathedral to Chernihiv Hill, where the poet's grave is located.

"The Last Journey of the Kobzar" is a 14-kilometer route from the Assumption Cathedral, where the poet was sung in 1861 and carried his remains on their shoulders to the top of Chernihiv Hill. The current traditional procession follows a shorter path through several city streets.

The commemorative event was attended by representatives of regional and local authorities, the military, clergy, and the public.

"We preserve the memory of the genius of our nation," emphasized Deputy Head of the Region, Oleksandr Shamrai. "Because in memory lies our strength, and in the words of a spiritual guide, there is power. Today, our brave defenders are on the front lines fighting against the Russian enemy. And they will undoubtedly defeat this evil. As Shevchenko wrote: 'Struggle and you will conquer.' And so it will be—Ukraine will prevail!"

Additional Information:

Taras Shevchenko was born on March 9, 1814, in the village of Morintsi in the Zvenyhorodka district of the Kyiv Governorate, now part of Cherkasy region.

The Kobzar passed away on March 10, 1861. His body was initially buried in the Smolensk Cemetery in St. Petersburg, but later, in accordance with his "Testament," his ashes were transferred to Ukraine. Taras Shevchenko is buried in Kaniv on Chernihiv Hill.


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