Holidays and Closures

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The following American and Ukrainian holidays will be observed in 2017 by the Embassy.

Holiday Day Date Country
New Year's Day Monday January 2 U.S./Ukraine
Orthodox Christmas Monday January 9 Ukraine
M. L. King's Birthday Monday January 16 U.S.
Presidents' Day Monday February 20 U.S.
International Women's Day Wednesday March 8 Ukraine
Orthodox Easter (observed) Monday April 17* Ukraine
International Labor Day (observed) Monday, Tuesday May 1, 2 Ukraine
Victory Day Tuesday May 9 Ukraine
Memorial Day Monday May 29 U.S.
Holy Trinity Day (observed) Monday June 5* Ukraine
Constitution Day Wednesday June 28 Ukraine
Independence Day Tuesday July 4 U.S.
Independence Day Thursday August 24 Ukraine
Labor Day Monday September 4 U.S.
Columbus Day Monday October 9 U.S.
Ukrainian Defenders Day Monday October 16* Ukraine
Veterans Day Friday November 10 U.S.
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23 U.S.
Christmas Day (observed) Monday December 25 U.S.

*”Observed” means that if a holiday falls on Saturday/ Sunday, it is observed on Monday (by Ukrainian law) and on Friday or Monday (by U.S. law).

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine may make additional changes to the holiday schedule during the year. Should this occur, we will update and republish this notice.