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Victory Day / Memorial Day in Ukraine

Quick Facts

Victory Day in Ukraine is celebrated as a public holiday on May 9 to commemorate the defeat of the Nazis in the Second World War.

Local names

NameLanguage
День ПобедыRussian
День ПеремогиUkrainian
Victory Day / Memorial DayEnglish
Tag des SiegesGerman

Victory Day / Memorial Day 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Victory Day / Memorial Day 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 – Observed date
List of dates for other years

Victory Day is a national holiday in Ukraine on May 9. It is a day to remember victory over the Nazi regime during World War II.

A girl lays flowers near the tomb of unknown soldier during celebration of Victory Day in Kiev, Ukraine.

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What do people do?

Victory Day in Ukraine is an eventful public holiday often consisting of:

Victory Day also includes a moment of silence to honor war victims, as well as people laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev (Kyiv).

Public life

Victory Day is a national public holiday in Ukraine so many businesses, as well as government offices and educational institutions, are closed.

Background

Victory Day in Ukraine is a time to commemorate the triumph of the former Soviet Union (which Ukraine was once a part of) over the Nazi rule during World War II. Many soldiers sacrificed their lives for this victory and are remembered on this day.

Victory Day / Memorial Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
WedMay 91990Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
ThuMay 91991Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
SatMay 91992Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 111992Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday
SunMay 91993Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 101993Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday
MonMay 91994Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
TueMay 91995Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
ThuMay 91996Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
FriMay 91997Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
SatMay 91998Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 111998Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday
SunMay 91999Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 101999Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday
TueMay 92000Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
WedMay 92001Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
ThuMay 92002Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
FriMay 92003Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
SunMay 92004Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 102004Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday
MonMay 92005Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
TueMay 92006Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
WedMay 92007Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
FriMay 92008Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
SatMay 92009Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 112009Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday
SunMay 92010Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 102010Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday
MonMay 92011Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
WedMay 92012Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
ThuMay 92013Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
FriMay 92014Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
SatMay 92015Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 112015Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday
MonMay 92016Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
TueMay 92017Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
WedMay 92018Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
ThuMay 92019Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
SatMay 92020Victory Day / Memorial DayNational holiday
MonMay 112020Victory Day / Memorial Day observedNational holiday

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