Kiev Day in Ukraine

Kiev Day, also known as Kyiv Day, is celebrated in Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev (Kyiv), is on the last weekend in May.

Kyiv, Ukraine's capital city
Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv, hosts a range of festivities on the last weekend in May.
Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv, hosts a range of festivities on the last weekend in May.
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What Do People Do?

The city of Kiev celebrates Kiev Day by hosting activities and events such as:

  • Street and outdoor performances by various entertainers.
  • Cultural exhibitions.
  • Sporting activities such as marathons and charity runs.
  • Fashion shows.
  • Open-air music concerts.
  • Firework displays.

The Kiev Day celebrations take place on the Saturday and Sunday during the last weekend in May.

Public Life

Kiev Day is an observance and not a national public holiday in Ukraine.

Background

Like many cities and towns in Ukraine, Kyiv has its own special day to celebrate. Kyiv Day was first established in 1982 to honor the anniversary of the capital’s founding. The celebrations became official in 1987.

Kiev Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunMay 302010Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 292011Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 272012Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 262013Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 252014Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 312015Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 292016Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 282017Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 272018Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 262019Kiev DayObservance
SunMay 312020Kiev DayObservance

Quick Facts

Kiev Day is observed in Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev (or Kyiv), on the last weekend in May.

Kiev Day 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Kiev Day 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Name in other languages

NameLanguage
День Киева КиевRussian
День Києва КиївUkrainian
Kiev DayEnglish
Kiew-TagGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in May 2016 in Ukraine

United Nation Holiday on May 29, 2016

Fun Holiday on May 29, 2016

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