Ukrainian flag raising ceremony held in Allentown

Posted: 6:21 PM EDT Aug 23, 2013   Updated: 6:56 PM EDT Aug 23, 2013

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.