Constitution Day (Ukraine)

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Constitution Day
День Конституції
Stamp of Ukraine s145.jpg
Stamp of Ukraine commemorating the holiday
Observed by Ukraine
Type National
Significance The anniversary of the signing of the Ukrainian constitution of 1996
Celebrations Speeches by politicians
Date June 28
Next time 28 June 2015 (2015-06-28)
Frequency annual

Constitution Day (Ukrainian: День Конституції) is an Ukrainian public holiday celebrated on 28 June since 1996.[1][2] It commemorates the anniversary of the approval by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament) of the Constitution of Ukraine on 28 June 1996.[2][3]

Most Ukrainian do not see it has a holiday, but as an ordinary day off; about 10% even thinks it should be a working day (12% in 2008; this number had shrunk from 14% in 2003).[4] Only in Western Ukraine the holiday is among the list of most respected holidays in Ukraine.[5]

Soviet Constitution day (7 October) was never observed in the Ukrainian SSR (the predecessor of modern Ukraine).[6]

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