Day of the National Flag (Ukraine)

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Day of the National Flag
День Державного Прапора України
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Observed byUkraine
DateAugust 23
Next time23 August 2020 (2020-08-23)

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 in 2004.[1][2] 24 July 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, one-and-a-half years before the flag was officially adopted as the National flag of the Ukrainian state (early 1992).[2]

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


  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 (in 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)