Saturday, 20 May 2017

Holidays and red-letter days on 20 May of the calendar of Ukraine

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Magnolias in the M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden. Kyiv, May 7, 2017. Magnolias in the M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden. Kyiv, May 7, 2017. Photo: Tetyana Stroy.

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.

20 May

Kamianets Podilskyi Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May.

• Mykola Murashko was born (1844/05/20 – 1909/09/22) – Ukrainian painter and teacher. Founder and leader of the Kyiv Technical School.

• The state established a prize named after Taras Shevchenko (1961).

• Science Day is celebrated in Ukraine on the third Saturday in May since 1997.

• World Metrology Day, created by the International Committee on Measure and Weight in 1999.

• European Day is celebrated in Ukraine every year on the third Saturday in May since 2003.

• Ukrainian Bankers' Day (2004).

• Sign Language Interpreters Day in Ukraine (since 2009).

FB Donetsk Shakhtar won the UEFA Cup (2009).

• Trauma Surgeon Day.

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