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 2018 (2018-08-23)
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 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]

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