On June 26 a number of events dedicated to the Day of the Crimean Tatar National Flag – a car rally, drawing contest, concert and others – were held in Henichesk.

In particular, the campaign “Two flags and one country” was conducted in the Shchaslyvtseve on the Arabat Spit, and an auto rally and a procession took place in Novooleksiyivka.

A festive concert was held near the township cultural center. Guests who came to the fest had the possibility to taste the dishes of the Crimean Tatar cuisine. The masters of the Henichesk district presented a Crimean Tatar handicraft exhibition and works of the drawing contest participants.

Representatives of the regional and central authorities, members of public organizations, political parties, religious confessions and students took part in the events on the occasion of the holiday. The Head of the Crimean Tatar Association of Culture and Mutual Aid in Turkey attended the celebrations in Novooleksiyivka.

Reference. Before the occupation by the Russian Federation in the Crimea on June 26, various mass events, contests and sports competitions were held annually, with thousands of participants. In the past three years, the main events dedicated to the Day of the Crimean Tatar Flag are held on the mainland of Ukraine with the efforts of public organizations under the coordination of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

For the first time, the Crimean Tatars celebrated the National Flag Day in 2010. In the same year on June 26 at the fifth Kurultay a decision was taken to celebrate this day annually as the Day of the Crimean Tatar flag.

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