On May 9 in Lviv there took place the celebration of the 755th anniversary of the city. The main gift for the jubilee was the monument to Lviv brewers which was erected in the very heart of the capital of the Western Ukraine in Svoboda Avenue. Solemn opening took place to the accompaniment of the festival of live sculptural compositions and was crowned with a bright festive concert.
Each year on the occasion of the anniversary of the cultural capital of Ukraine "Lvivske" arranges bright holidays with the participation of the best Ukrainian performers. Celebration arranged by the first Ukrainian beer is always saturated with unforgettable gifts and emotions.
This year the Day of Lviv was opened with the "Festival of Live Sculptural Compositions". And at 5:00 p.m. sharp in Svoboda Avenue Lvivska brewery solemnly presented the first monument to Lviv brewers in Ukraine. A two-meter-high bronze brewer with a barrel of «Lvivske" on his shoulder appeared in front of the guests of the festival. 5 famous Ukrainian artists had participated in the competition entitling to create a sculpture. Authoritative jury chose the winner — that was Vladimir Tsisarik, whose monumental works are well-known around the whole of Ukraine.
Some elements of uniqueness were added to the monument to brewers by the functioning clock mounted in the barrel, which is going at 5:15 p.m. sharp each day to reproduce an extract from the anthem of Lvivska brewery performed by a legendary band "Pikkardiyska Tertsiya". A. Kos-Anatolsky, a famous Ukrainian composer, is the author of the song.
Vladimir Tsisarik, sculptor, the author of the monument to Lviv brewers: "Lviv is the city with a rich history. It is a great honour for me to participate in the creation of the new architectural monument in the native city. I hope that it is going to become one more highlight of Lviv to decorate the city and to attract attention of both citizens and tourists".
The anniversary and the opening of the monument were celebrated together with the beer "Lvivske Vysoky Zamok" which was produced in a limited series as a special gift for the native city. However, one needs tasty refreshments for a good beer, therefore one more extraordinary gift on behalf of Lvivska brewery for all those present was a cake made of beer.
A "final chord" of that day full of impressions was a great musical concert in which there participated the favourite performing artists of Lviv. The guests of the fest had a chance to listen to acapello singing of the musical band "Pikkardiyska Tertsiya", and Taras Chubay together with the band "Plach Yeremii" played some real patriotic Ukrainian rock'n'roll.
Roman Golovnya, acting director of Lvivska brewery: "For Lviv brewery the birthday of the native city is a real holiday. Here already for many years the company has been taking inspiration and the power for further persistent work in the wonderful city of Lviv. Therefore, we do much for the prosperity and development of the city. And each year we congratulate the city in a special way. Lviv is a cultural cradle of Ukraine which is worth being a tourist centre not only of our country, but of the whole Europe as well".