Ukraine Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Новий Рік) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Holiday (Новий Рік) - Public Holiday as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas Day (Різдво) - Religious holiday. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day (Міжнародний жіночий день) - To celebrate the achievements of women.
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Великдень) - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. . Religious holiday
1 MayMonInternational Workers' Day (День міжнародної солідарності трудящих) - Is a holiday honor workers’ rights and achievements
2 MayTueLabour Day Holiday - May Day Holiday
8 MayMonDay of Remembrance and Reconciliation - Celebrating the victory over Nazis in Europe, established by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in March 2015. Marks those who died in World War II
9 MayTueVictory Day over Nazism in World War II (День перемоги над нацизмом у Другій світовій війні) - Commemorate the end of World War II and the Allied victory over Nazi Germany
5 JunMonOrthodox Pentecost Monday (Трійця) - Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday. Easter + 49 days
28 JunWedConstitution Day (День Конституції) - Marks the signing of the Constitution of Ukraine in 1996
24 AugThursIndependence Day (День Незалежності) - Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 24 August 1991
14 OctSatDefender of Ukraine Day (День захисника України) - Honors the courage and heroism of defenders of Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity, military traditions and feats of the people of Ukraine. Its first celebration was in 2015. Starting from 2015, this day is considered a public holiday
21 NovTueDignity and Freedom Day - This day demonstrated Ukrainians' dignity and desire for freedom. National Holiday since 2014

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursNew Year's Holiday
3 JanFriNew Year's Holiday
6 JanMonNew Year's Holiday
7 JanTueOrthodox Christmas Day
10 MarMonWomen's Day (observed)
21 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
2 MayFriLabour Day Holiday
9 MayFriVictory Day
9 JunMonOrthodox Pentecost Monday
30 JunMonConstitution Day (observed)
25 AugMonIndependence Day
21 NovFriDignity and Freedom Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year's Holiday
7 JanWedOrthodox Christmas Day
8 JanThursOrthodox Christmas Holiday
9 JanFriOthodox Christmas Holiday
9 MarMonWomen's Day (observed)
13 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayFriLabour Day
4 MayMonLabour Day Holiday
8 MayFriDay of Remembrance and Reconciliation
11 MayMonVictory Day (observed)
1 JunMonOrthodox Pentecost Monday
29 JunMonConstitution Day (observed)
24 AugMonIndependence Day
14 OctWedDay of the Defender of Ukraine
21 NovSatDignity and Freedom Day

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
7 JanThursNew Year's Holiday
8 MarTueWomen's Day (observed)
1 MaySunLabour Day
2 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday
2 MayMonLabour Day Holiday
8 MaySunDay of Remembrance and Reconciliation
9 MayMonVictory Day (observed)
20 JunMonOrthodox Pentecost Monday
28 JunTueConstitution Day
24 AugWedIndependence Day
14 OctFriDay of the Defender of Ukraine
21 NovMonDignity and Freedom Day

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
7 JanSunOrthodox Christmas Day
8 MarThursWomen's Day (Weekday closest to Internatioanl Women's Day)
9 MarFriBank Holiday (Banks only. Compensated by Saturday 12 March)
9 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayTueLabour Day (May Day)
2 MayWedLabour Day Holiday (May Day Holiday)
8 MayTueDay of Remembrance and Reconciliation (Marks those who died in World War II)
9 MayWedVictory Day (Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War)
28 MayMonOrthodox Pentecost Monday (Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday)
28 JunThursConstitution Day (Marks the signing of the Constitution of Ukraine in 1996)
29 JunFriBank Holiday (Banks only. Compensated by Saturday 2 July)
24 AugFriIndependence Day (Commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of 1991)
15 OctMonDay of the Defender of Ukraine (Propose Holiday)
21 NovWedDignity and Freedom Day (National Holiday since 2014)

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