Men's Day in Ukraine
Many Ukrainians used to observe Men’s Day on February 23, until 2014, when the Ukranian president cancelled this day and moved a related celebration to October 14.
What Did People Do?
Men’s Day gave people the chance to show appreciation and affection for men in Ukraine by giving cards and gifts and aranging social gatherings, special dinners and lunches for men.
Links to Defender's Day
Men’s Day had some historical ties to Defender of the Fatherland Day, which also used to be celebrated on February 23. This day focused on the achievements of military forces and veterans in Russia and the former Soviet Union, which included Ukraine.
President Changed the Date
However, on October 14, 2014, Ukranian president Petro Poroshenko announced that the Day of Ukraine's Defenders from now on will be held on October 14. At the same time, he declared February 23 as Defenders of the Fatherland Day invalid.
Other Countries Continue
Men's Day Observances
|Tue||Feb 23||2010||Men's Day||National holiday|
|Wed||Feb 23||2011||Men's Day||National holiday|
|Thu||Feb 23||2012||Men's Day||National holiday|
|Sat||Feb 23||2013||Men's Day||National holiday|
|Sun||Feb 23||2014||Men's Day||National holiday|
Quick FactsMen’s Day was a special observance in Ukraine to show appreciation for men. It was celebrated until 2014.
Men's Day 2016Men's Day does not occur in 2016
Men's Day 2017Men's Day does not occur in 2017
Name in other languages
|Tag des Mannes||German|
|Defender of the Fatherland Day||English|
|Tag des Verteidigers des Vaterlandes||German|
- International Women's Day – Tuesday, March 8, 2016