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Family Day in Ukraine

Family Day is a national observance in Ukraine and celebrates the importance of families on July 8 every year.

Is Family Day a Public Holiday?

Family Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Parent´s Day

Family Day in Ukraine celebrates the importance of families.


What Do People Do?

Various family events, such as outdoor festivals and picnics, are organized in many towns and cities in Ukraine on July 8. Various activities are also held to promote Family Day related topics and themes.

Public Life

Family Day is an observance and not a 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 Family Day, to be observed on the July 8 each year. Family Day is seen as a positive step towards strengthening families in Ukraine. This day has links with the UN’s International Day of Families, which is celebrated in many places worldwide on May 15.

Family Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedJul 8Family DayObservance
2016FriJul 8Family DayObservance
2017SatJul 8Family DayObservance
2018SunJul 8Family DayObservance
2019MonJul 8Family DayObservance
2020WedJul 8Family DayObservance
2021ThuJul 8Family DayObservance
2022FriJul 8Family DayObservance
2023SatJul 8Family DayObservance
2024MonJul 8Family DayObservance
2025TueJul 8Family DayObservance

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