Friday, 05 May 2017

Holidays and red-letter days on 5 May of the calendar of Ukraine

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Flowers on ribes. Flowers on ribes. 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.

5 May

• Yuri Lipa was born – Ukrainian public figure, author, poet, journalist, doctor, author of Ukrainian geopolitical concepts, one of Ukrainian nationalism's main ideologists (1900/05/05 – 1944/08/20).

• International Day of Midwives. The idea was proposed by the International Association of Midwives' Conference in 1987 in The Netherlands. It has been regularly implemented since 1992, and today it is celebrated in more than 50 countries worldwide.

• International Day for Persons with Disabilities (1992).

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine declared independence of Crimea (1992).

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