Ukrainian Food and Culture Festival will be held in Prague

A festival of Ukrainian food 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 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with all proceeds going to Ukraine.

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

Ukraine’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Yevhen Perebyinis, recently thanked all the Czech people for providing humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian army.

The Czechs have donated at least 3.4 billion crowns to Ukraine since the start of the war. About 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 Ministry of Defense has sent military aid worth almost a billion crowns to Ukraine since the start of the war.

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

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

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

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

Berta D. Wells