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The date of celebration was chosen to be November 9, that coincides with a religious feast of the Ukrainian Church, commemorating Saint Nestor the Chronicle. Nestor the Chronicle was a monk in Kiev Pechersk Lavra and he is considered to be the author of Tale of Bygone Years (also called Primary Chronicle), that is a fundamental work of the Slavonic culture.
This cultural observance was established by the president in order to support the initiative of various social organizations and recognize the important role that Ukrainian language plays in unification of the Ukrainian society.
A traditional ceremony of laying flowers is organized at the monument to Nestor the Chronicle. Other cultural events are organized to promote the use of Ukrainian language. The International Competition of the Ukrainian Language Experts also starts on November 9, over 5 million people from 20 countries around the world participate it.