Day of the National Flag (Ukraine)

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Day of the National Flag
День Державного Прапора України
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Observed by Ukraine
Date August 23
Next time 23 August 2015 (2015-08-23)
Frequency annual

23 August is celebrated as the Day of the National Flag (Ukrainian: День Державного Прапора України Day of the National Flag of Ukraine) in Ukraine; beginning with 2004.[1][2] July 24 was previously marked as National Flag Day in Kiev.[2] The first ceremonial raising of the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag in modern times took place on 24 July 1990 at the flagstaff of the Kiev City Council, two years before the flag was officially adopted as the National flag of the Ukrainian state (1992).[2]

Since 1992 Independence Day of Ukraine is celebrated on August 24.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ukraine celebrates National Flag Day, Xinhua News Agency (23 August 2012)
    Ceremony of hoisting Ukraine's national flag held at presidential administration, Kyiv Post (23 August 2011)
  2. ^ a b c (Ukrainian) Україна відзначає День Державного прапора On Tuesday, August 23, all of Ukraine celebrates National Flag Day. Measures to raise the national flag are planned throughout the country., 1+1 (23 August 2011)
  3. ^ How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy by Anders Åslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2009, ISBN 978-0-88132-427-3 (page 185)
    Ukraine Intelligence & Security Activities and Operations Handbook, International Business Publications, 2009, ISBN 0739716611 (page 268)