Holidays and observances in Ukraine in 2021

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2021, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved 115 official days off - 104 of them are traditional weekends, 11 are public holidays
08:59, 6 January 2021

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Public Holidays

Traditionally, January starts with a day off. January 1 - New Year (Friday), January 2 and 3 – days off. January 7 – Christmas (Thursday), so Friday, January 8 would also be a day off. That is, we have four days off, but at the same time, on January 8, we will work on Saturday, January 16.

We will celebrate the next public holiday in spring. March 8 – International Women's Day. This is Monday and will be an official day off. Let's start May with four weekends in a row. May 1 – Labor Day, it remains a public holiday and falls on Saturday, respectively, will be postponed to Tuesday, May 4. On May 2 we will celebrate Easter, which falls on Sunday, and therefore the day off is postponed to May 4, Tuesday. May 9 – Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II, an official holiday that falls on Sunday in 2021 and is also postponed. May 10, Monday, will also be a day off.

In the summer, we will celebrate three public holidays. June 20 – Trinity, it's Sunday, so Monday, June 21 will also be a day off. June 28 – Constitution Day of Ukraine (Monday). And since this is an official holiday, it will be a non-working day. August 24 – Independence Day. We will celebrate the main holiday of the country on Tuesday. Therefore, it was decided to make Monday, August 23, a day off, which will have to work on Saturday, August 28.

In October, we have 4 weekends in a row. October 14 – Day of Defenders of Ukraine, it falls on Thursday. In this regard, Friday, October 15, will also be a day off, but it will have to be worked on Saturday, October 23.

December 25 – Christmas for Western Christians. In 2021, it coincides with a day off, Saturday, so it will be postponed to Monday, December 27, which will also be a day off.

Other significant holidays and memorable dates.


January 14 - Old New Year

January 19 - Epiphany

January 22 - Day of Unity and Freedom of Ukraine

January 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 29 – Remembrance Day of Kruty Heroes

Related: Christmas in Gregorian calendar: Main attributes and traditions


February 14 – Valentine's Day

February 15 – Day of honoring participants in hostilities on the territory of other states

February 15 – Presentation of the Lord


March 8-14 - Pancake Week

March 14 – the beginning of Lent


April 1 - April Fool's Day

April 12 - World Aviation and Astronautics Day

April 26 - International Day of Remembrance of Radiation Accidents and Disasters


May 8-9 - Days of Remembrance and Reconciliation, dedicated to the victims of World War II

May 9 - Mother's Day

May 15 - Europe Day

May 30 - Kyiv Day

May 31 - World No Tobacco Day


June 1 – Children's Day

June 22 – Day of mourning and honoring the memory of the victims of the war in Ukraine

June 27 – Youth Day

Related: Orthodox calendar: Holy Trinity Day


July 25 – Day of the Ukrainian Navy


August 23 – Day of the State Flag of Ukraine

Related: Orthodox Calendar: Savior of the Honey Apple and Bread Savior Day to be marked in August


1 September is the day of knowledge


October 3 – Education Worker Day

October 14 – Day of the Ukrainian Cossacks

Related: Russian military releases 2019 calendar with questionable jokes


November 17 – Student's Day

November 22 – Freedom Day

November 27 – Day of Victims of Holodomors


December 6 – Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

December 14 – Day of honoring the participants in the liquidation of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

December 19 – St. Nicholas Day

We have gathered only the main holidays and memorable dates, while still are there professional, church, and name days...

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