On this day, Jan. 22, 1919, the Act of Unification of the Ukrainian People's Republic and the Western Ukrainian People's Republic was proclaimed, symbolizing the final unification of the Ukrainian lands as a single state.
People gathered on the left and right banks of the Dnieper river at 8 a.m.
After that, both groups started moving along the Paton bridge. Each column was led by drummers who set the pace.
People who started from the left bank were carrying a yellow strip, while those moving toward them held a blue one.
In the midway, two columns met, which symbolized the act of reunification.
People welcomed the cars that drove by. In turn, drivers signaled and shouted greetings through open windows.
After the rally, participants lit candles and commemorated the victims of Maidan and killed ATO fighters with a moment of silence.
Photos by Radio Svoboda
Photos by Tyzhden correspondent Stas Kozliuk
Such rallies have been carried out for 10 years in a row. They are organized by the Cossack custom brotherhood "Spas."
Photos by Apostrophe photojournalist Vlad Sodel
Similar rallies were held today in many Ukrainian cities as well as abroad. The Day of Unity of Ukraine has been celebrated since 1999.