Today, on St. Nicholas Day, December 6, lights were lit on the main Christmas tree of Ukraine on St. Sophia Square of the capital.

The organizers of the New Year's holiday finally announced the theme of this year, which was kept secret - it is dedicated to the Brave Hearts of Ukrainians. That is why the toys on the Christmas tree are in the shape of yellow and blue hearts.

A Christmas tree was installed on St. Sophia Square in Kyiv / Photo: facebook/Vitali Klitschko

A photo zone is also made in the shape of a heart near the main Christmas tree, and on the Christmas trees placed near it there are toys in the form of small hearts. Anyone can remove a toy from these Christmas trees as a keepsake, but before that, they must transfer funds to the Armed Forces. Near the small Christmas trees, all the details are placed for this.

Interestingly, even before the official opening of the Christmas tree, Kyiv residents and guests of the city removed more than 500 heart toys from the branches of pine needles in the photo zone. Accordingly, so many transfers have already been received on the accounts of volunteers for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The organizers say that they have already added 500 new toys to the Christmas trees, and people keep coming to the Christmas tree and almost everyone wants such a souvenir.

"The theme of the 2023-2024 Christmas tree is Bravehearts. The Christmas tree and the New Year's photo zone were created by the efforts of the Dobropark Society. In the first hour, Kyiv residents transferred more than 500 times for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and this is even before the official opening of the Christmas tree," Ihor Dobrutsky, president of Folk Ukraine, organizer of the New Year's holiday on Sofia Square, told

The excitement on Sofia Square is great, many people want to help our soldiers and transfer money even without toys. Whole classes and families come.

The organizers of the New Year's holiday have so far suspended the distribution of souvenir toys, because they have only 2 thousand heart toys to replace them. If there are not enough souvenir toys, they will look for others so as not to stop people's desire to transfer funds to the Armed Forces.

Photo of the country's main Christmas tree in Kyiv / Photo: facebook/Vitaliy Klitschko

Recall that the Christmas tree will decorate Sofia Square until January 10.

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