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International Women's Day in Ukraine

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

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.


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.


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
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

Quick Facts

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

International Women's Day 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

International Women's Day 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Name in other languages

Международный женский деньRussian
Міжнародний жіночий деньUkrainian
International Women's DayEnglish
Internationaler FrauentagGerman
Den internasjonale kvinnedagenNorwegian

List of dates for other years

Related holidays

    United Nation Holiday on March 8, 2016

    Fun Holiday on March 8, 2016

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