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Ukrainian flag raising ceremony held in Allentown

Published On: Aug 23 2013 06:21:28 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 06:56:16 PM EDT

It may be August but independence day is being celebrated in Allentown.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

It may be August but independence day is being celebrated in Allentown.

That is Ukrainian Independence Day.

The flag of Ukraine was raised Friday as part of a ceremony outside City Hall.

Urkaine declared its independence from the Soviet Union in July of 1990.

But since 2004 Ukrainians have chosen to celebrate their independence in August.

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