Public Holidays in Ukraine

Ukraine Public Holidays 2019

Ukrainian way to celebrate Christmas
Ukraine Christmas Tree - Kyiv Christmas tree

New Year's Day in Ukraine 2019 – January 1st 2019

Due to the New Year’s celebrations in Ukraine, the holiday is usually held on December 31st. At the beginning of 2019, it was holidayed on Monday, December 31st, 2018 and 1 January 2019 Tuesday.

People like spending their times while drinking hot wine. In the past, the Christmas tree is placed at the center of Independence Square in Kiev. After the Maidan protests and bad memories, Christmas tree started to placed in Sofiivska Square in Kyiv. People always like to meet with each other and enter the new year close to the central Christmas tree in their cities. Moreover, you can find food and drinks at the Christmas markets around the Christmas tree before 3 weeks of the new year.

This day, both the state and private companies in Ukraine is determined as a New Year’s Day holiday. To send some gifts, What gifts should be bought on Christmas in Ukraine for New Year’s Eve gifts and flowers for Ukrainians?

Christmass 12 food - Chirstmass in Ukraine
Christmass eve table have 12 different food in Ukraine

Christmas in Ukraine 2019– January 7th 2019

Natalis means “birth”. Translation from French into English, “Noel” has entered the language. The Christian tradition of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ is also celebrated in Ukraine. On Monday, January 7, 2019, the Catholic and Orthodox titles differed on the day of the holidays of the state and private organizations, due to differences in the Gregorian and Julian calendars. The birth date of Jesus in the West on December 25, Ukraine, Russia and so on. It is celebrated in Slavic countries on 7 January. In this day, all family members try to meet around the dinner table and try to prepare 12 different kinds of meal because of traditions.

International Women's Day in Ukraine - March 8th 2019

In Ukraine, as is the case all over the world, women’s day is celebrated on March 8th. Today, public institutions give holidays and often private companies also have a holiday. As it occurs at the beginning of spring, flowers and gifts can be given to sweetheart, partner, female friends, old people, acquaintances, even to women you do not know.

What kind of gifts can be given to Ukrainian women on international women’s day of March 8?

Labor Day in Ukraine – May 1st 2019

1 May 2019 is Wednesday. In Ukraine, the official holiday determined as 1st of May and public and private institutions have a 1-day break. Generally, in Ukraine, while some small groups are walking as small groups at the centers of the cities, most of the people go out and enjoy the spring.

Victory Day - Memorial Day in Ukraine – May 9th 2019

The 9 May, which was celebrated on the occasion of the Soviet victory against Germany in the second world war, coincided with Thursday in 2019 and was officially announced as a public holiday by public and private organizations. If the holiday decision also will be made on Friday, May 10, the Ukrainians will have a 4-day holiday. This day, it is celebrated in other city centers as well as in the center of Kiev by workers.

Mother's Day in Ukraine – May 13th 2019

Although it is not a common day among the Ukrainians, the mothers’ day is celebrated since 1999. The number of Ukrainians who celebrated the mother’s day celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May is not much. Mothers’ Day will be on Sunday, May 12 in 2019. On this day, Ukrainians buy flowers and gifts for their mothers and grandmothers. You can have look at the gifts that can be taken in this day to surprise the Ukrainian women in our article. What kind of gifts can be given to Ukrainian women on Mother’s Day

What kind of gifts can be sent to Ukrainians at Easter
Easter Eggs in Ukraine - Easter egg painting

Easter Day in Ukraine – April 28th 2019

Easter Feast is on the third day after Jesus’ crucifixion It is one of the oldest and most important Christian religious festivals to celebrate his resurrection. The history of the Easter festival, which is celebrated in different forms and dates by the Eastern and Western churches, is usually celebrated in churches on Sundays. In Ukraine, the eastern church will be celebrated on the 28th of April and will be celebrated according to the history and customs.

As this day is going to be on Sunday otherwise public and private institutions would be a holiday. This day, Easter eggs are painted, the family is eaten, Easter bun is eaten, the church is visited by Ukrainians as all Christians do.

What gifts would be bought in the Easter holiday in Ukraine? If you are wondering how to celebrate the Easter holiday in Ukraine, you can have a look at our chocholates.

Pentadox painting in Ukraine - Holiday in public institutions

Troitsa - Pentecost in Ukraine – June 17th 2019

This festival is celebrating after 50th from Easter Day is known as Pentecost in Ukraine. It is also referred to as the day when Christians began their responsibilities towards the world. Ukrainians spend their time going to church at Troitsa day. On the day of June 17th, there are holidays in public and private institutions.

On Pentecost holiday, people usually don’t get gifts for each other, but on this holiday, you can make your loved one surprised by sending flowers.

Independence day of Ukraine from 24th August 1991
The Independence day celebrations at Maidan in Kyiv

Constitution Day in Ukraine - June 28th 2019

The day of the Constitution has been celebrated by the Ukrainians since 1996, and it is determined by the public and private organizations as a public holiday. Ukrainians who enjoy the 3-day holiday by combining on Friday, June 28, 2019, people usually enjoy the beautiful weather on this day.

Independence Day of Ukraine – August 24th 2019

The Soviet Socialist Republic, including Ukraine, signed the declaration of independence of Ukraine on 24 August 1991. Since 1991, every year, celebrations are held at the center of cities. The most beautiful celebration scenes and military parade can be found in Maidan at the center of Kiev.

Today, public and private organizations throughout Ukraine have been on a holiday. While giving gifts and flowers is not common, the best way to surprise the Ukrainians is surprising them while sending flowers and gifts. If you don’t want your loved ones to forget you, send them an orchid and you will always be in their minds as well as on their desks.

Defender of Ukraine Day – Ukrainian Men’s Day– October 14th 2019

The defenders of Ukraine celebrated since 2014 and celebrated on 14 October. In October 2019, 14 October falls on Monday and is not an official holiday in Ukraine.

All year women are taken gifts and flowers and those are not given to men? Surprise him by sending flowers and gifts to your favorite men on Men’s Day in Ukraine. What are the general characteristics of Ukrainian men?


In this article, we mentioned the days which are important by Ukrainians, which days people come together and spend time together. If you want to make your Ukrainian friend happy, now you know the days you should not forget about them. To make your loved ones happy, you can send flowers and gifts to make them feel valued. Send and Smile.