The holiday is timed to the liberation of Kyiv by the united front of the UGA and DA UPR. Unfortunately, today this significant historical event has been forgotten by society and the authorities.
At the end of August 1919, Galicians and Dnipro residents broke through to the Ukrainian capital in fierce battles with the red occupiers. The Moscow-Bolshevik forces made every effort to seize the initiative and hold Kyiv. But thanks to the exceptional courage of the soldiers of the UGA and DA UPR, the occupiers suffered a crushing defeat. The enemy fled in panic, throwing weapons and equipment. More than 6,000 soldiers were captured by Ukrainians near Kyiv.
Then Ukrainian power was restored in the golden-domed Kyiv. This was the result of joint efforts of Galicians and Dnipro residents.