Ukrainian Unity Day in Ukraine
Quick FactsUnity Day is a Ukrainian observance that commemorates the Treaty of Unity signed on January 22, 1919.
|День украинской единства (День Соборности||Russian|
|День Українського єдності (День Соборності)||Ukrainian|
|Ukrainian Unity Day||English|
Alternative nameDen Sobornosti
Ukrainian Unity Day 2013Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Ukrainian Unity Day 2014Wednesday, January 22, 2014
List of dates for other years
Ukraine’s Unity Day marks the anniversary of the unification of eastern and western Ukraine in 1919. It is celebrated on January 22 every year.
What do people do?
Unity Day activities include:
- People carrying national flags creating a human chain across bridges to symbolize national unity.
- Concerts to celebrate Unity Day.
- Political protests or demonstrations.
Some people lay flowers on or near monuments dedicated to famous Ukrainian political activists who fought for the country’s unity and independence.
Unity Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in Ukraine.
The story behind Unity Day dates back to January 22, 1919, when eastern and western Ukraine was united through the “Treaty of Unity”. Historically, up until 1919, these halves – Ukraine's People Republic and West Ukrainian People Republic – often belonged to different empires.
Many Ukrainians show their country’s flag to celebrate Unity Day. It is a banner of 2 equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow.
Ukrainian Unity Day Observances
|Mon||Jan 22||1990||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Tue||Jan 22||1991||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Wed||Jan 22||1992||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Fri||Jan 22||1993||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Sat||Jan 22||1994||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jan 22||1995||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Mon||Jan 22||1996||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Wed||Jan 22||1997||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jan 22||1998||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Fri||Jan 22||1999||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Sat||Jan 22||2000||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Mon||Jan 22||2001||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Tue||Jan 22||2002||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Wed||Jan 22||2003||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jan 22||2004||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Sat||Jan 22||2005||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jan 22||2006||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Mon||Jan 22||2007||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Tue||Jan 22||2008||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jan 22||2009||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Fri||Jan 22||2010||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Sat||Jan 22||2011||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Sun||Jan 22||2012||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Tue||Jan 22||2013||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Wed||Jan 22||2014||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
|Thu||Jan 22||2015||Ukrainian Unity Day||Observance|
Other holidays in January 2013 in Ukraine
- New Year's Day ―Tuesday, January 1, 2013
- Christmas Day ―Monday, January 7, 2013
- Orthodox New Year ―Monday, January 14, 2013
- Tatiana Day ―Friday, January 25, 2013
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