Public Holidays in Ukraine in 2016

Ukraine List of national public holidays of Ukraine in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Thursday January 07 Orthodox Christmas Day
Monday March 07 Bank Holiday Banks only. Compensated by Saturday 12 March
Tuesday March 08 Womens Day Weekday closest to International Women's Day
Sunday May 01 Labour Day May Day
Monday May 02 Orthodox Easter Monday Movable
Monday May 02 Labour Day Holiday May Day Holiday
Tuesday May 03 Labour Day Holiday May Day Holiday
Sunday May 08 Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation Marks those who died in World War II
Monday May 09 Victory Day Celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War
Monday June 20 Orthodox Pentecost Monday Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday
Monday June 27 Bank Holiday Banks only. Compensated by Saturday 2 July
Tuesday June 28 Constitution Day Marks the signing of the Constitution of Ukraine in 1996
Wednesday August 24 Independence Day
Friday October 14 Day of the Defender of Ukraine
Monday November 21 Dignity and Freedom Day State Holiday


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • According to Article 67 of the Labor Code, if a festive or non-working day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday is postponed to the next working day.

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