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National Holodomor Memorial Day

November 28, 2009

November 24, 2009-Winnipeg, Canada- In acknowledgemnet of National Holodomor Aawareness Week, a special commemerative ceremony took place on Parliament Hill today in Ottawa. Many Canadians are participating in commemorative events during Holodomor Awareness Week which runs through November 29.

Saturday, November 28 has been oficially designated as Holodomor Memorial Day in Canada. On this day, Canadians will honour the memory of the victims of this famine-genocide with a moment of silence at 9:00 a.m. and light candles of remembrance in their homes.

On Friday, November 27, in acknowledgement of Holodomor Memorial Day, many of the school divisions across Canada have planned commemorative activities.

Holodomor events include lectures, film nights, discussions with survivors and commemorative services.

Memorial services will be conducted in churches across the country on Sunday, November 29.

For a complete listing of events in Canada, please visit

National Holodomor Awareness Week
November 23 - 29, 2009

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