March 9 Ukraine and Ukrainian Diaspora all over the world celebrate T.G. Shevchenko's birthday!
Taras Shevchenko is an outstanding Ukrainian poet, prose writer, playwright, artist, political and public figure. He was a man of universal talents and interests. His whole life and work was devoted to Ukraine, the Ukrainian people. The poet dreamed of those times when his country would be an independent sovereign state and when the language, culture and history of people would be respected in Ukraine, and people would be happy in their native country.