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International Women's Day in Ukraine

Quick Facts

International Women’s Day is a public holiday in Ukraine, celebrated on or around March 8 each year.

Local names

NameLanguage
Международный женский деньRussian
Міжнародний жіночий деньUkrainian
International Women's DayEnglish
Internationaler FrauentagGerman

International Women's Day 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014 – Observed date

International Women's Day 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 – Observed date
List of dates for other years

International Women’s Day is an annual Ukrainian holiday held on March 8 to celebrate the achievements of women. International Women’s Day is also celebrated in other countries worldwide.

One tradition in Ukraine on International Women's Day is to give flowers to female friends, loved ones or relatives.

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What do people do?

There are a range of activities and events that take place on International Women’s Day in Ukraine. Conferences, presentations, and public gatherings are held to promote gender equality, equal opportunities, women’s rights, and other related issues. Many people buy flowers, confectionery and other gifts for female friends, partners or family members on International Women’s Day in Ukraine. Men's Day is also observed in Ukraine.

Public life

International Women’s Day is a public holiday across Ukraine so many shops, museums, and libraries, as well as government offices and educational institutions are closed.

Background

International Women’s Day focuses on protecting, promoting and celebrating women’s rights. It was a state holiday of the former Soviet Union since 1965. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Ukraine kept the holiday. International Women’s Day is also celebrated in other countries around the world.

Symbols

Flowers, such as roses and tulips, are of often seen on display or sold in Ukraine International Women’s Day. They are given as gifts to honor women and also symbolize the start of spring.

International Women's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
ThuMar 81990International Women's DayNational holiday
FriMar 81991International Women's DayNational holiday
SunMar 81992International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 91992International Women's Day observedNational holiday
MonMar 81993International Women's DayNational holiday
TueMar 81994International Women's DayNational holiday
WedMar 81995International Women's DayNational holiday
FriMar 81996International Women's DayNational holiday
SatMar 81997International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 101997International Women's Day observedNational holiday
SunMar 81998International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 91998International Women's Day observedNational holiday
MonMar 81999International Women's DayNational holiday
WedMar 82000International Women's DayNational holiday
ThuMar 82001International Women's DayNational holiday
FriMar 82002International Women's DayNational holiday
SatMar 82003International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 102003International Women's Day observedNational holiday
MonMar 82004International Women's DayNational holiday
TueMar 82005International Women's DayNational holiday
WedMar 82006International Women's DayNational holiday
ThuMar 82007International Women's DayNational holiday
SatMar 82008International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 102008International Women's Day observedNational holiday
SunMar 82009International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 92009International Women's Day observedNational holiday
MonMar 82010International Women's DayNational holiday
TueMar 82011International Women's DayNational holiday
ThuMar 82012International Women's DayNational holiday
FriMar 82013International Women's DayNational holiday
SatMar 82014International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 102014International Women's Day observedNational holiday
SunMar 82015International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 92015International Women's Day observedNational holiday
TueMar 82016International Women's DayNational holiday
WedMar 82017International Women's DayNational holiday
ThuMar 82018International Women's DayNational holiday
FriMar 82019International Women's DayNational holiday
SunMar 82020International Women's DayNational holiday
MonMar 92020International Women's Day observedNational holiday

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Other holidays in March 2014 in Ukraine

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