Festival of Ukrainian Cuisine and Culture to be Held in Prague

A festival of Ukrainian gastronomy and culture will take place in Prague on May 5 at Pražská tržnice in Holesovice.

Visitors can try borscht, vareniki, dumplings, and other dishes of traditional Ukrainian cuisine. Ukrainian musicians, national ensembles and artists will enrich the cultural program.

The festival will run from 16:00 to 21:00 and all the proceeds will go to help Ukraine.

The organizers will publish a detailed program on the Facebook page of the event.

Ukrainian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyinis recently thanked all the Czech people for providing humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian army.

Czechs have donated at least 3.4 billion crowns in aid of Ukraine since the war started. Around a third of the total amount was sent to the Ukrainian Embassy in Prague for the purchase of military equipment for the Ukrainian army and the Home Guard.

The Defense Ministry has sent military aid worth nearly 1 billion crowns to Ukraine since the war broke out.

“We must do even small things, expressing solidarity with Ukraine. If you are here, then Ukraine is not indifferent to you,” Perebyinis said.

Ukrainians are the most numerous foreign national community in the Czech Republic, ahead of Vietnamese, Slovaks and Russians.

According to official figures, about 110,000 Ukrainians legally stay in the Czech Republic, and almost half of them live in Prague.

The Czech Republic has granted over 293 000 special visas to refugees since the start of the war, according to data published by the Interior Ministry.

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