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Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day in Ukraine

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day is a national observance in Ukraine on the third Sunday in May each year to honor the contribution of cultural workers in Ukraine.

Is Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day a Public Holiday?

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 26, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Ukraine.

Ukrainian artist decorates his crafts.
A local artist decorates his crafts in Ukraine.
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What Do People Do?

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day focuses on themes related to the revival of Ukrainian national culture and the development of folk art in Ukraine. Various cultural and educational activities and events are held on this day, including concerts and markets showcasing local art. Museums and art galleries may feature special themes centered on Ukrainian folk art and cultural contributions in Ukrainian history.

Public Life

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day is an observance and not a 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 Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day, which was designated to be observed on the third Sunday in May each year.

Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2012SunMay 27Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
2013SunMay 26Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
2014SunMay 25Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
2015SunMay 24Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
2016SunMay 22Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
2017SunMay 28Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
2018SunMay 27Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
2019SunMay 26Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance
2020SunMay 24Cultural Workers and Folk Artists DayObservance

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