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Navy Day in Ukraine

Many Ukrainians celebrate Navy Day to honor the country’s navy on the last Sunday in July.

Ukrainian naval ships at Sevastopol, Ukraine's second largest port.
Ukrainian naval ships at Sevastopol, Ukraine's second largest port.
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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.

Public Life

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

Background

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonAug 12011Navy DayObservance
SunJul 292012Navy DayObservance
SunJul 282013Navy DayObservance
SunJul 272014Navy DayObservance
SunJul 262015Navy DayObservance
SunJul 312016Navy DayObservance
SunJul 302017Navy DayObservance
SunJul 292018Navy DayObservance
SunJul 282019Navy DayObservance
SunJul 262020Navy DayObservance

Quick Facts

Navy Day is a national Ukrainian observance that is celebrated on the last Sunday in July each year.

Navy Day 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Navy Day 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
День Военно-морского флотаRussian
День Військово-морського флотуUkrainian
Navy DayEnglish
Tag der MarineGerman
MarinedagenNorwegian

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in July 2016 in Ukraine

Fun Holiday on July 31, 2016

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