Wednesday, 20 December 2017

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

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Winter forest in Ukraine. Winter forest in Ukraine. Photo: Victoriya Zakharkina.

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 December

• Amvrosi Zhdakha, real name Smaglyi, Ukrainian artist, graphic artist, illustrator, master of watercolor miniatures and bibliophile – was born (1855/12/20 – 1927/09/08).

• The cultural and educational organization «Prosvita» was established in Lviv (1868).

Vasyl Slipak was born (1974/12/12 – 2016/06/29) – Ukrainian opera singer, soloist at Paris National Opera. Volunteer participant in military operations in the war in eastern Ukraine in the volunteer battalions, call sign «Myth». Killed in battle near Debaltsevo.

• Ukraine's National Bank began issuing a number of coins «Memorable ancient cultures in Ukraine» (2000).

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