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22 01, 2019

Ukrainian Unity Day

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January 22 is Ukrainian Unity Day (Den' Sobornosti). Ukrainian Unity Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in Ukraine. Businesses have normal opening hours. Unity Day is a Ukrainian observance that commemorates the Treaty of Unity signed on January 22, 1919. On this day the Act of the reunification of the Ukrainian

1 09, 2018

Day of Knowledge

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On September 1st Ukraine celebrates Day of Knowledge. Schooling is greatly encouraged in Ukraine. People value education. They say that “knowledge is power”. That’s why Day of Knowledge is a special day for Ukrainians. The first bell ringing on September 1st symbolizes beginning of a new school year for first graders, and everybody who steps

16 05, 2018

Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine

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What do you know about Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine? Read to know about Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine and symbolic patterns of Ukrainian embroidery. Ukrainians all over the world celebrate the day of the national embroidered shirt, or Vyshyvanka. Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine is celebrated on the third Thursday of May, has turned into a global cultural diplomacy

7 05, 2018

Iris Day

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May 8th is Iris Day. Irises are flowering plants with showy flowers that belong to the iris family. There are 260 to 300 species of iris. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Iris is depicted as a beautiful golden goddess, with wings. Iris was the

7 05, 2018

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

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The observance is held on May 8 annually as it falls on the birthday of the movement’s founder, Henry Dunant. The holiday celebrates not only Dunant but also the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s seven fundamental principles: humanity impartiality neutrality independence voluntary service unity and universality. What is the Red Cross? The International Red

1 09, 2017

Knowledge is Power

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The 1st of September is the Day of Knowledge in Ukraine. Students are back to school. Schools provide young people with knowledge, critical thinking skills and social skills.