Sunday, 29 October 2017

Holidays and red-letter days on 29 October of the calendar of Ukraine

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Poland and Ukraine were chosen to host countries for Euro 2012. Svobody Avenue, Lviv 2010. Poland and Ukraine were chosen to host countries for Euro 2012. Svobody Avenue, Lviv 2010. Photo: Joergen Deleuran.

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.

29 Oktober

• The Ukrainian poet Stepan Ben, real name was Bendyuzhenko, was born (1900/10/29 – 1937/11/01). He became a victim of Stalin's oppression.

• Day for employees of the Ministry of the Interior. The tradition of celebrating the day has been preserved since Soviet times. In 1952 the day was founded by the Soviet Union Council of Ministers.

• «Day for motorists and road workers» is a national proffesional celebration for road hauliers and road operators, celebrated in Ukraine last Sunday in October since 1993.

• Summer Paralympic Games ended in Sydney (2000). Ukrainian athletes won 37 medals.

• The stadium Arena Lviv was opened for matches in the European Football Championship Euro 2012 in Lviv (2011).

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