Navy Day in Ukraine
Many Ukrainians celebrate Navy Day to honor the country’s navy on the last Sunday in July.
What Do People Do?
Navy Day events are held in various cities in Ukraine, particularly in Sevastopol – Ukraine’s second largest port. Thousands of people travel to Sevastopol to watch a range of Navy Day events, including a parade and a show of naval ships. Navy crew are traditionally greeted by the Ukrainian president.
Navy Day is an observance and not a national public holiday in Ukraine.
In 2011, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych signed a decree "On the Celebration of Some Memorable Dates and Professional Holidays". The decree included Navy Day, to be observed on the last Sunday in July each year. This observance honors Ukraine’s navy, which aims to defend the country’s interests at sea, in accordance with other military services of the country’s armed forces.
Navy Day Observances
|Mon||Aug 1||2011||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 29||2012||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 28||2013||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 27||2014||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 26||2015||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 31||2016||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 30||2017||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 29||2018||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 28||2019||Navy Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jul 26||2020||Navy Day||Observance|
Quick FactsNavy Day is a national Ukrainian observance that is celebrated on the last Sunday in July each year.
Navy Day 2016Sunday, July 31, 2016
Navy Day 2017Sunday, July 30, 2017
Name in other languages
|День Военно-морского флота||Russian|
|День Військово-морського флоту||Ukrainian|
|Tag der Marine||German|
Other holidays in July 2016 in Ukraine
- Kupala Night – Thursday, July 7, 2016
- Family Day – Friday, July 8, 2016
- Baptism of Kyivan Rus – Thursday, July 28, 2016