Ukraine Independence Day

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2020 DateAugust 24, 2020
2021 DateAugust 24, 2021
Ukraine Independence Day

Ukraine Independence Day History

Ukraine Independence Day celebrates the country's declaration of independence. In 1991, a failed coup in the USSR caused destabilization in the country. In its aftermath, the Verkohavna Rada (Supreme Council of Ukraine) declared Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union by adopting the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine on August 24. On December 1st, a referendum was held on the Act, and over 90% of the people voted to support it.

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  • The Kiev Independence Day Parade is the main event of the Independence Day of Ukraine, which is celebrated annually in Kiev on August 24.

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