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Ukrainian Unity Day in Ukraine

Quick Facts

Unity Day is a Ukrainian observance that commemorates the Treaty of Unity signed on January 22, 1919.

Local names

NameLanguage
День украинской единства (День СоборностиRussian
День Українського єдності (День Соборності)Ukrainian
Ukrainian Unity DayEnglish
Tag der EinheitGerman

Alternative name

Den Sobornosti

Ukrainian Unity Day 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ukrainian Unity Day 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015
List of dates for other years

Ukraine’s Unity Day marks the anniversary of the unification of eastern and western Ukraine in 1919. It is celebrated on January 22 every year.

Concerts are part of the Unity Day celebrations in Ukraine.

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What do people do?

Unity Day activities include:

Some people lay flowers on or near monuments dedicated to famous Ukrainian political activists who fought for the country’s unity and independence.

Public life

Unity Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in Ukraine.

Background

The story behind Unity Day dates back to January 22, 1919, when eastern and western Ukraine was united through the “Treaty of Unity”. Historically, up until 1919, these halves – Ukraine's People Republic and West Ukrainian People Republic – often belonged to different empires.

Symbols

Many Ukrainians show their country’s flag to celebrate Unity Day. It is a banner of 2 equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow.

Ukrainian Unity Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonJan 221990Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
TueJan 221991Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
WedJan 221992Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
FriJan 221993Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
SatJan 221994Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
SunJan 221995Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
MonJan 221996Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
WedJan 221997Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
ThuJan 221998Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
FriJan 221999Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
SatJan 222000Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
MonJan 222001Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
TueJan 222002Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
WedJan 222003Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
ThuJan 222004Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
SatJan 222005Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
SunJan 222006Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
MonJan 222007Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
TueJan 222008Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
ThuJan 222009Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
FriJan 222010Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
SatJan 222011Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
SunJan 222012Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
TueJan 222013Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
WedJan 222014Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
ThuJan 222015Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
FriJan 222016Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
SunJan 222017Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
MonJan 222018Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
TueJan 222019Ukrainian Unity DayObservance
WedJan 222020Ukrainian Unity DayObservance

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