Navy Day in Ukraine
Quick FactsNavy Day is a national Ukrainian observance that is celebrated on the last Sunday in July each year.
|День Военно-морского флота||Russian|
|День Військово-морського флоту||Ukrainian|
Navy Day 2013Sunday, July 28, 2013
Navy Day 2014Sunday, July 27, 2014
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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|
Other holidays in July 2013 in Ukraine
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