Holidays and Closures

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The following American and Ukrainian holidays will be observed in 2019 by the Embassy.

Holiday Day Date Country
New Year's Day Tuesday January 1 U.S./Ukraine
Orthodox Christmas(observed) Monday January 7 Ukraine
M. L. King's Birthday Monday January 21 U.S.
Presidents' Day Monday February 18 U.S.
International Women's Day Friday March 8 Ukraine
Orthodox Easter (observed) Monday April 29* Ukraine
Observed governmental day Tuesday April 30 Ukraine
International Labor Day Wednesday May 1 Ukraine
Victory Day Thursday May 9 Ukraine
Observed governmental day Friday May 10 Ukraine
Memorial Day Monday May 27 U.S.
Holy Trinity Day (observed) Monday June 17* Ukraine
Constitution Day Friday June 28 Ukraine
Independence Day Thursday July 4 U.S.
Independence Day (observed) Monday August 26* Ukraine
Labor Day Monday September 2 U.S.
Columbus Day/Ukrainian Defenders Day Monday October 14 U.S.
Veterans Day  Monday November 11 U.S.
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 28 U.S.
Christmas Day  Wednesday December 25 U.S./Ukraine

*”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.