Family Day in Ukraine
Family Day is a national observance in Ukraine and celebrates the importance of families on July 8 every year.
What do people do?
Various family events, such as outdoor festivals and picnics, are organized in many towns and cities in Ukraine on July 8. Various activities are also held to promote Family Day related topics and themes.
Family Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Ukraine.
In 2011, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych signed a decree "On the Celebration of Some Memorable Dates and Professional Holidays". The decree included Family Day, to be observed on the July 8 each year. Family Day is seen as a positive step towards strengthening families in Ukraine. This day has links with the UN’s International Day of Families, which is celebrated in many places worldwide on May 15.
Family Day Observances
|Fri||Jul 8||2011||Family Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 8||2012||Family Day||Observance|
|Mon||Jul 8||2013||Family Day||Observance|
|Tue||Jul 8||2014||Family Day||Observance|
|Wed||Jul 8||2015||Family Day||Observance|
|Fri||Jul 8||2016||Family Day||Observance|
|Sat||Jul 8||2017||Family Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 8||2018||Family Day||Observance|
|Mon||Jul 8||2019||Family Day||Observance|
|Wed||Jul 8||2020||Family Day||Observance|
Quick FactsFamily Day is an observance celebrated in Ukraine on July 8 each year.
Family Day 2015Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Family Day 2016Friday, July 8, 2016
Name in other languages
|Tag der Familie||German|
Other holidays in July 2016 in Ukraine
- Kupala Night – Thursday, July 7, 2016
- Baptism of Kyivan Rus – Thursday, July 28, 2016
- Navy Day – Sunday, July 31, 2016