Halifax’s Ukrainian community came together for the Green Holiday at the Ukrainian Church of the Holy Protection on Sunday.
The Mother of God, Holy Protection is the patron saint of all Ukrainian soldiers.
The Green Holiday was marked with Pentecost, which falls fifty days after Easter.
During this period it is also tradiontional to remember fallen soldiers and the deceased of the community.
This year there was added poignancy as Ukrainian soldiers are still dying in the conflict with Russia in spite of the Minsk Peace Accords.