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Ukraine Public Holidays 2017

Today – 13 December 2017 – is not a holiday in Ukraine.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Update: The Ukrainian President signed a law on 29 November declaring 25 December (Catholic Christmas Day) as a non-working holiday. The parliament has also cancelled the non-working holiday on 2 May from 2018 onwards.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas Day
9 JanMonOrthodox Christmas Holiday
8 MarWedWomen's Day
16 AprSunOrthodox Easter Sunday
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayMonLabor Day
2 MayTueLabor Day Holiday
8 MayMonVictory Day Holiday
9 MayTueVictory Day
4 JunSunOrthodox Whit Sunday
5 JunMonOrthodox Whit Monday
28 JunWedConstitution Day
24 AugThuIndependence Day
25 AugFriIndependence Day Holiday
14 OctSatDefender's Day
16 OctMonDefender's Day Holiday
25 DecMonCatholic Christmas Day

Visit rada.gov.ua for the original release.

In Ukraine, public holidays are referred to as national holidays. Many national holidays and regional observances are based on strong Orthodox religious and cultural traditions. Ukraine officially observes at least nine religious holidays per year. Workers are generally allowed up to three days for non-Orthodox holidays.

The majority of national holidays last two days. Many workers are allowed additional days off for local and territorial observances. If a national holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday is officially observed as a holiday. In the event a national holiday falls on a worker’s scheduled day off, he or she may choose to take an additional day off following the holiday.

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