Saturday, 23 December 2017

Holidays and red-letter days on 23 December of the calendar of Ukraine

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A monument to Taras Shevchenko in Copenhagen, Denmark. A monument to Taras Shevchenko in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo: Joergen Deleuran.

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.

23 December

Taras Shevchenko Literary Society was established in Lviv (1873).

• Dmytro Bandryvsky was born (1897/12/23 1983/07/02) – Ukrainian author, poet, linguist, ethnographer, literary critic and teacher.

• The first flight of the bomber «Ilya Muromets» took place in Kyiv (1913).

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