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Kiev Day in Ukraine

Kiev Day, also known as Kyiv Day, is celebrated in Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev (Kyiv), is on the last weekend in May.

Is Kiev Day a Public Holiday?

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

Kyiv, Ukraine's capital city

Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv, hosts a range of festivities on the last weekend in May.

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What Do People Do?

The city of Kiev celebrates Kiev Day by hosting activities and events such as:

  • Street and outdoor performances by various entertainers.
  • Cultural exhibitions.
  • Sporting activities such as marathons and charity runs.
  • Fashion shows.
  • Open-air music concerts.
  • Firework displays.

The Kiev Day celebrations take place on the Saturday and Sunday during the last weekend in May.

Public Life

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

Background

Like many cities and towns in Ukraine, Kyiv has its own special day to celebrate. Kyiv Day was first established in 1982 to honor the anniversary of the capital’s founding. The celebrations became official in 1987.

Kiev Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SunMay 30Kiev DayObservance
2011SunMay 29Kiev DayObservance
2012SunMay 27Kiev DayObservance
2013SunMay 26Kiev DayObservance
2014SunMay 25Kiev DayObservance
2015SunMay 31Kiev DayObservance
2016SunMay 29Kiev DayObservance
2017SunMay 28Kiev DayObservance
2018SunMay 27Kiev DayObservance
2019SunMay 26Kiev DayObservance
2020SunMay 31Kiev DayObservance

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