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Army Day in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Army Day, also known as the Day of the Armed Forces, celebrates the efforts of the country’s armed forces on December 6 each year.

Ukrainians who serve their country's armed forces dress in uniform.
Ukrainians who serve their country's armed forces dress in uniform.

What Do People Do?

Activities and events to celebrate Army Day include leaders’ speeches to thank and recognize the efforts of Ukraine’s armed forces, as well as special parades and marches.

Public Life

Army Day is an observance and not a national public holiday in Ukraine.


In 1991, a decree was signed regarding the establishment of Ukraine’s armed forces. Ukraine’s Day of the Armed Forces first appeared in the Ukrainian calendar in 1993 after being set by a parliamentary resolution. Ukraine’s armed forces consist of the Ground Forces, the Air Force, and the Navy. The armed forces aim to protect Ukraine and ensure the safety of its citizens.

Army Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonDec 62010Army DayObservance
TueDec 62011Army DayObservance
ThuDec 62012Army DayObservance
FriDec 62013Army DayObservance
SatDec 62014Army DayObservance
SunDec 62015Army DayObservance
TueDec 62016Army DayObservance
WedDec 62017Army DayObservance
ThuDec 62018Army DayObservance
FriDec 62019Army DayObservance
SunDec 62020Army DayObservance

Quick Facts

Army Day in Ukraine is a special annual observance dedicated to the nation’s armed forces on December 6.

Army Day 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Army Day 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Name in other languages

День украинской армииRussian
День Української арміїUkrainian
Army DayEnglish
Tag der ArmeeGerman
Hærens dagNorwegian

List of dates for other years

Fun Holidays on December 6, 2016

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