Ukraine for many centuries was not sovereign, it is not about occupation or seizure, its territory has always been relatively free, but in other principalities or states.
Therefore, most of its holidays areHoliday dates of Russia, Lithuania, Austria, Hungary and Poland. But the modern state of Ukraine was only in 1991, having the opportunity to become a young, but already an independent country.
And therefore the main holiday, which belongs to the number of state - Independence Day.
The Independence Day of Ukraine is celebrated at the same time: August 24 from year to year. It should be noted that state, as well as some church holidays in Ukraine are days off.
State holidays of the country
Calculation of public holidays beginsFrom the beginning of the year, and, of course, the first one refers to January 1 - New Year. In the same month, the second state and church holiday is celebrated - the Nativity of Christ, it is also celebrated at the same time - on January 7. It is followed by the International Women's Day, falling out at the beginning of March, namely the 8th day, when all women are congratulated by men, giving them a variety of gifts.
Next is the time to celebrate Easter, but it is notPublic holiday, and therefore the day is not a day off. This church holiday does not have a permanent date and therefore can be celebrated in April or in May.
Unlike Russia, Ukraine has preserved the original name of the first: today, the holiday is called Labor Day.
Easter is followed by public holidays: May 1 (International Workers' Day) and May 9 (Victory Day).
Festivals of freedom
In summer, the Ukrainians are waiting for two more regular days off: June 28, when the Constitution Day is celebrated, and August 24 - Independence Day, which has already been mentioned.
All these above-mentioned holidays are celebratedRed color in the calendar and, of course, are the days off. Therefore, Ukrainians have not only time to work, but also have fun. This is especially true for noisy festivities during the winter season, when in January celebration of state holidays starts at the beginning of the month and ends in the middle.
On Victory Day, it is customary to rest for three days, transferring the days off to one of the workers. Usually on a festive date, military shows and fireworks are arranged.
There is also a very special holiday in Ukraine,Which is called the Day of Unification. It falls on the 22nd of January. The holiday is approved in honor of historical events of 1918, when the country first tried to declare its independence. It was on January 22 that the Act of "Zluki" (Velika Zluka) was drawn up and signed, an act of unification of Ukrainian lands, which was promulgated in Kiev on Sofiyskaya Square. The official state holiday was the day only in 2011, received the name of the Day of Sobornost and Freedom of Ukraine.