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Kyiv Day in Ukraine

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

Is Kyiv Day a Public Holiday?

Kyiv Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 29, 2022 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Ukraine.

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 Kyiv celebrates Kyiv 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 Kyiv Day celebrations take place on the Saturday and Sunday during the last weekend in May.

Public Life

Kyiv 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.

Kyiv Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunMay 28Kyiv DayObservance
2018SunMay 27Kyiv DayObservance
2019SunMay 26Kyiv DayObservance
2020SunMay 31Kyiv DayObservance
2021SunMay 30Kyiv DayObservance
2022SunMay 29Kyiv DayObservance
2023SunMay 28Kyiv DayObservance
2024SunMay 26Kyiv DayObservance
2025SunMay 25Kyiv DayObservance
2026SunMay 31Kyiv DayObservance
2027SunMay 30Kyiv DayObservance

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