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Navy Day in Ukraine

Many Ukrainians celebrate Navy Day to honor the country’s navy on the last Sunday in July.

Is Navy Day a Public Holiday?

Navy Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, July 7, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Ukraine.

Ukrainian naval ships at Sevastopol, Ukraine's second largest port.

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What Do People Do?

Navy Day events are held in various cities in Ukraine, particularly in Sevastopol – Ukraine’s second largest port. Thousands of people travel to Sevastopol to watch a range of Navy Day events, including a parade and a show of naval ships. Navy crew are traditionally greeted by the Ukrainian president.

Public Life

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

Navy Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunJul 5Navy DayObservance
2016SunJul 3Navy DayObservance
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2018SunJul 1Navy DayObservance
2019SunJul 7Navy DayObservance
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