Men's Day in Ukraine
Men’s Day is a special observance in Ukraine to show an appreciation for men. It is annually celebrated on February 23.
What do people do?
Men’s Day gives people the chance to show appreciation and affection for men in Ukraine. Many men receive cards and gifts including flowers, chocolates, and champagne. Some activities may include a sing-along among friends and work colleagues, as well as social gatherings, special dinners and lunches for men. Women’s Day is also celebrated in Ukraine.
Men’s Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in Ukraine.
Men’s Day has some historical ties to Defender of the Fatherland Day, which focuses on the achievements of military forces and veterans in Russia and the former Soviet Union (which Ukraine was once a part of). Men’s Day in Ukraine is now a day to honor men and is celebrated in a similar style in many other countries.
Men's Day Observances
|Tue||Feb 23||2010||Men's Day||Observance|
|Wed||Feb 23||2011||Men's Day||Observance|
|Thu||Feb 23||2012||Men's Day||Observance|
|Sat||Feb 23||2013||Men's Day||Observance|
|Sun||Feb 23||2014||Men's Day||Observance|
|Mon||Feb 23||2015||Men's Day||Observance|
|Tue||Feb 23||2016||Men's Day||Observance|
|Thu||Feb 23||2017||Men's Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 23||2018||Men's Day||Observance|
|Sat||Feb 23||2019||Men's Day||Observance|
|Sun||Feb 23||2020||Men's Day||Observance|
Quick FactsMany Ukrainians celebrate Men’s Day on February 23 each year.
Men's Day 2015Monday, February 23, 2015
Men's Day 2016Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Name in other languages
|Tag des Mannes||German|
|Defender of the Fatherland Day||English|
|Tag des Verteidigers des Vaterlandes||German|
- International Women's Day – Sunday, March 8, 2015, Observed: Monday, March 9, 2015
Other holidays in February 2016 in Ukraine
- Valentine's Day – Sunday, February 14, 2016