Holidays in Ukraine 2023

There are 11 public holidays in Ukraine in 2023, five of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Orthodox Christmas Day
Orthodox Christmas Day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. It is celebrated on January 7, 2023.

Orthodox Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 16, 2023.

Orthodox Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 17, 2023.

Victory Day
Victory Day is a public holiday in Ukraine, observed on May 9, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed. It was a legal document that effected the extinction of Nazi Germany and ended World War II in Europe.

Orthodox Pentecost
Orthodox Pentecost, also known as Whit Sunday, is an important Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday or 49 days after Easter Sunday. It falls on June 4, 2023.

Orthodox Pentecost Monday
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2023, the holiday falls on June 5, 2023.

Constitution Day
Constitution Day, observed on June 28, 2023, commemorates the anniversary of the Constitution of Ukraine being approved on June 28, 1996. The constitution is the most important legal document which contains the basic personal rights and obligations in the political, economic, social, and cultural areas.

Independence Day
Independence Day, observed on August 24, 2023, commemorates the Declaration of Independence by the Verkhovna Rada on August 24, 1991, which was confirmed by the independence referendum on December 1, 1991. Over 92% of voters approved the declaration of independence in the referendum.

Defender of Ukraine Day
Defenders Day is a public holiday in Ukraine celebrated annually on October 14, 2023. The holiday honors veterans and fallen members of the Ukrainian armed forces.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Ukraine 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayObserved
Orthodox Christmas DayJan 07, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Christmas HolidayJan 09, 2023MondayObserved
International Women's DayMar 08, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter SundayApr 16, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter MondayApr 17, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Victory DayMay 09, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox PentecostJun 04, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Pentecost MondayJun 05, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Constitution DayJun 28, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayAug 24, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Defender of Ukraine DayOct 14, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Defender of Ukraine Day HolidayOct 16, 2023MondayObserved
Catholic ChristmasDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Ukraine in 2023.

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