Friday, 18 August 2017

Holidays and red-letter days on 18 August of the calendar of Ukraine

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Poppy field in Ukraine. Poppy field in Ukraine. Photo: Olena Yanykh.

Events and celebrations in the Ukrainian calendar year.

According to the Law of Ukraine, in cases where a public holiday falls on the weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the weekend is extended by one day.

Red marks the official holidays wich are days off.

Brown marks the official holidays which are working days.

Green marks the celebrations, which change date.

18 August

• Oleksandr Konisky – Ukrainian poet, novelist, pedagogue, translator, journalist, social activist, lawyer and lexicographer – was born (1836/08/18 – 1900/12/12). He had more than 150 pseudonyms.

• The Ukrainian party and statesman Heorgy Pjatakov was born (1890/08/18 – 1937/01/30). His pseudonyms were: Petro, P. Kievsky, Lialin, Japonets, Kij, Ryzhyj. Was Secretary of the Central Committee of Ukraine (1918/07/12 – 1918/09/09), President of Ukraine's Temporary Labor and Peasant Government (1918/11/28 – 1919/01/24) and Chairman of the USSR State Bank (1929/04/19 – 1930/10/18).

• Deportation of ethnic Germans from Crimea Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic to Kazakhstan began (1941).

• Establishing the First Award in Independent Ukraine – The Honorary Prize of the Ukrainian President (1992).

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