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.
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.
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
|Mon||Dec 6||2010||Army Day||Observance|
|Tue||Dec 6||2011||Army Day||Observance|
|Thu||Dec 6||2012||Army Day||Observance|
|Fri||Dec 6||2013||Army Day||Observance|
|Sat||Dec 6||2014||Army Day||Observance|
|Sun||Dec 6||2015||Army Day||Observance|
|Tue||Dec 6||2016||Army Day||Observance|
|Wed||Dec 6||2017||Army Day||Observance|
|Thu||Dec 6||2018||Army Day||Observance|
|Fri||Dec 6||2019||Army Day||Observance|
|Sun||Dec 6||2020||Army Day||Observance|
Quick FactsArmy Day in Ukraine is a special annual observance dedicated to the nation’s armed forces on December 6.
Army Day 2016Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Army Day 2017Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Name in other languages
|День Української армії||Ukrainian|
|День украинской армии||Russian|
|Tag der Armee||German|
Other holidays in December 2016 in Ukraine
- St. Nicholas Day – Monday, December 19, 2016