Ukrzaliznytsya to deliver Bethlehem flame to 22 railway stations in regional centers

13.12.2021, 12:25
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The Bethlehem Peace Flame has arrived in Ukraine, and for the first time in history, Ukrzaliznytsia will officially deliver it to the regions.

According to the press service of the company, on December 12 at 20:00, The Plast organization handed over the fire to representatives of the carrier, UNIAN reports.

"As part of the joint event, the conductors of 15 trains will deliver fire to 22 stations in the regional centers of the country and to the Stations of Mariupol, Kostyantynivka and Lysychansk in less than a day. Already on December 13, from 14:00 to 22:00, anyone will be able to get a fire for their home at the specified railway stations. Safe stands with the Bethlehem Peace Flame will be installed there. Please note that there is a mandatory mask regime at the Railway Stations of Ukrzaliznytsia," the company said.

Plast added that on December 13, at 19:00, everyone will be able to light their lamps at all railway stations at the same time.

The Bethlehem Peace Flame is an international annual Scout event dedicated to the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, which consists in spreading symbolic fire lit at the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

Every year in Bethlehem, Austrian Scouts take it and transport it by plane to Austria and pass the baton to neighboring countries.

In Ukraine, since 1999, the fire, which symbolizes peace, love and kindness and symbolically unites all Ukrainians, has been distributed by Plast members - Ukrainian Scouts. They deliver it to urban communities, hospitals, schools, orphanages, and government agencies across the country.