City in the Empire

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Honouring the emperor without the emperor

The symbolic role of Franz Joseph in the system of ideas about imperial power is described in the text about the emperor's visit to Lviv. However, the figure of the emperor was informationally present in the city even in his physical absence. It was quite evident, in particular, during various celebrations, jubilees or anniversaries.
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Funeral of Volodymyr Barvinskyi (1883)

Volodymyr Barvinskyi was an ideologue of the populist movement, a writer and the founder and editor of the "Dilo" newspaper. His death and funeral in 1883 marked the beginning of the formation of the Ukrainian national pantheon at the Lychakivsky cemetery.
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Reburial of Markiyan Shashkevych in Lviv (1893)

The reburial of Markiyan Shashkevych in Lviv on November 1, 1893 is considered one of the most significant "national manifestations" of the Ruthenians in the city. Apart from the mass character of the event, the figure of the poet himself as a "people's awakener" is important, by analogy with national poets of other nations.
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The Henryk Sienkiewicz visit to Lviv (1900)

From April 29 to May 5, 1900 an outstanding Polish writer, the author of the The Crusaders and With Fire and Sword, Henryk Sienkiewicz visited Lviv. That event became one of the most noticeable in the public life of Lviv and one of the most remarkable ones for the Polish part of Lvivites.
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The opening of the City theatre

The new city theater (today, the Solomiya Krushelnytska Opera and Ballet Theater) was ceremonially opened on October 4, 1900. This opening became one of the major events in the city, a testimony to the maturity of the city community that managed to fund and hold such a construction.
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Epiphany celebration

The most significant annual religious celebration held in Lviv by Greek Catholics was the celebration of Epiphany.
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