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Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day in Ukraine

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day is a national observance in Ukraine on the third Sunday in May each year to honor the contribution of cultural workers in Ukraine.

A local artist decorates his crafts in Ukraine.
A local artist decorates his crafts in Ukraine.
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What Do People Do?

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day focuses on themes related to the revival of Ukrainian national culture and the development of folk art in Ukraine. Various cultural and educational activities and events are held on this day, including concerts and markets showcasing local art. Museums and art galleries may feature special themes centered on Ukrainian folk art and cultural contributions in Ukrainian history.

Public Life

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Ukraine.

Background

In 2011, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych signed a decree "On the Celebration of Some Memorable Dates and Professional Holidays". The decree included Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day, which was designated to be observed on the third Sunday in May each year.

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunMay 272012Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
SunMay 262013Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
SunMay 252014Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
SunMay 242015Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
SunMay 222016Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
SunMay 282017Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
SunMay 272018Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
SunMay 262019Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
SunMay 242020Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance

Quick Facts

Many Ukrainians celebrate Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day on the third Sunday in May.

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
День работников культуры и мастеров народного творчестваRussian
День працівників культури і майстрів народної творчостіUkrainian
Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayEnglish
Tag der Kulturarbeiter und KünstlerGerman
Kulturarbeidere og folkekunstnernes dagNorwegian

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in May 2016 in Ukraine

United Nation Holiday on May 22, 2016

Fun Holiday on May 22, 2016

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