Burj Khalifa / Photo from tripadvisor

The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is considered the world's tallest building, lit up in blue and yellow, colors of the Ukrainian flag, on the 29th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence.

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"Lights up in the Ukrainian flag in celebration of their independence day, wishing the people of Ukraine prosperity and peace," the press service of Burj Khalifa said on Twitter on August 24.

Independence Day in Ukraine

  • Ukraine celebrates Independence Day on August 24.
  • The holiday was initially celebrated on July 16, 1991, as the first anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine passed by the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, in 1990.
  • Since the Declaration of Independence was issued on August 24, 1991, and confirmed by the referendum of December 1, 1991, the date of the holiday was changed.
  • Ukraine's Independence Day has been considered an official state holiday since 1992.