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Ukraine : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday february 23, 2024Defence of the MotherlandEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Monday march 11, 2024MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 22, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday march 31, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Monday april 1, 2024April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Monday april 1, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday april 7, 2024AnnunciationEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Friday april 12, 2024Cosmonautics DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday april 26, 2024Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday april 28, 2024Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday april 29, 2024Passovercards/flowers
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday may 6, 2024Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024Europe DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 23, 2024National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday may 27, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 31, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday june 23, 2024Day of Public ServantsEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday june 23, 2024Orthodox PentecostSecular holiday
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    Monday june 24, 2024St John's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday june 24, 2024Whit MondayOrthodox
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    Monday june 24, 2024Event CANCELLEDSecular holiday
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    Friday june 28, 2024Event CANCELLEDSecular holiday
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    Friday june 28, 2024Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday july 4, 2024National Police DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday july 15, 2024Statehood DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday july 28, 2024Day of BaptismEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday august 23, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday august 24, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday august 26, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Defence of the Motherland

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    Friday february 23, 2024
    Culture :

    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Maslenitsa

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 22, 2024
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    April Fools Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    Annunciation

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    Sunday april 7, 2024
    Culture : The proclamation of the good news to Virgin Mary about the conception and birth of God baby Christ.

    Optional holiday

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : End of Ramadan from 2021

    Cosmonautics Day

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    Friday april 12, 2024
    Culture : Celebrates the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

    Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)

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    Friday april 26, 2024
    Culture : Occurred on April 26, 1986

    Palm Sunday

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    Sunday april 28, 2024
    Culture :

    Passover

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    Monday april 29, 2024
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday may 6, 2024
    Orthodox :

    Victory Day

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
    Secular holiday : Marks the capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies in Berlin on May 8, 1945. It is celebrated in the successor states to the Soviet Union on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed, it was already May 9 in the USSR and Eastern Europe. Wikipedia

    Europe Day

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : The only state in the world that, not being a member of the European Union, celebrates unity with European countries annually

    National Day of the Vlachs

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Culture :

    Regional holiday

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    Monday may 27, 2024
    Secular holiday : Kiev Day in Kiev region only

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 31, 2024
    School holidays :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Day of Public Servants

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    Sunday june 23, 2024
    Culture :

    Orthodox Pentecost

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    Sunday june 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday

    St John's Day

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Culture : Ivan Kupala Day (St John Baptist)

    Whit Monday

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Orthodox : In Cyprus, Kataklysma is the festival of the floods in seaside towns

    Event CANCELLED

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Event CANCELLED

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    Friday june 28, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Constitution Day

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    Friday june 28, 2024
    Secular holiday : An independence referendum was held on 1 December, after which Ukrainian independence was finalized on 26 December. The current constitution was adopted on 28 June 1996.

    National Police Day

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    Thursday july 4, 2024
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    Statehood Day

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    Monday july 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : from 2023

    Day of Baptism

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    Sunday july 28, 2024
    Culture : Declared on July 25, 2008

    Regional holiday

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    Friday august 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : Kharkov Day in Kharkov region only

    Independence Day

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    Saturday august 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : From the Soviet Union in 1991

    Independence Day

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : From the Soviet Union in 1991