Defender of Ukraine Day

Defender of Ukraine Day is a public holiday in Ukraine, and it is observed on October 14 each year.

Defender of Ukraine Day honors those who are and were serving in the armed forces defending the peace of Ukraine. Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1991, and proclaimed the independence on August 24, 1991.

On August 24, 2014, President Poroshenko proclaimed that Ukraine should celebrate the holiday in honor of the defenders of Ukraine, and replaced the former holiday called Defender of the Fatherland Day, which is a Soviet holiday celebrated on February 23.

The following is the list of Defender of Ukraine Day from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Defender of Ukraine DayOct 14, 2021Thursday
Defender of Ukraine DayOct 14, 2022Friday
Defender of Ukraine DayOct 14, 2023Saturday
Defender of Ukraine DayOct 14, 2024Monday
Defender of Ukraine DayOct 14, 2025Tuesday

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