Military Jingle Bells
Ukraine is a Christian country. The majority of the population here are Orthodox and Catholics. However, a more meaningful holiday than Christmas is the New Year. Preparation for it is a trembling period for every family and city.
This year, the conditions for preparing for the main holiday of the year are exceptional — there is a war in the country. Therefore, municipal rules have changed: there will be no traditional Christmas tree on Sofiyska square, and because of the blackout regime — no New Year's illumination. However, all this will be in the dungeon!
Metro stations began to be decorated the same way as the main squares of cities are usually decorated: a Christmas tree, toys, illumination and deers. This is a New Year's installation in Kyiv. Similar underground installations have been set up in Kharkiv and will be launched in other cities with a metro.
This is a Christmas tree project for 2023. However, the people of Kyiv opposed the tree installation since the city already has severe problems with energy supply, and for the sake of such a shining decoration, hours of power supply in private apartments would have to be sacrificed.
This is a photo of the New Year tree in 2022. Sofiyvska square was playing and burning with lights, there was a skating rink and shop houses with traditional New Year sweets nearby.