What is Armed Forces Day (Ukraine)?

Introduction

For the entire Armed Forces of Ukraine, Armed Forces Day (Ukrainian: День Збройних сил України) is celebrated on 06 December, with fireworks displays and gun salutes nationwide.

This holiday was established in 1993 by a resolution passed by the Verkhovna Rada.

Individual Service Days

  • Ground Forces Day for the Ukrainian Ground Forces is celebrated on 12 December.
  • Navy Day for the Ukrainian Navy is celebrated on the first Sunday of July since June 2015.
  • Air Force Day is the first Saturday in August.

Other Military Holidays

  • 23 May – Naval Infantry Day.
  • 08 July – Air Defence Forces Day.
  • 08 August – Signal Corps Day.
  • 07 September – Military Intelligence Forces Day.
  • 09 September – Armoured Forces Day.
  • 14 September – Mobilized Servicemen Day.
  • 14 October – Defender of Ukraine Day.
  • 29 October – Finance Officers Day.
  • 03 November – Rocket Forces and Artillery Day.
  • 03 November – Corps of Engineers Day.
  • 21 November – Air Assault Forces Day.
  • 23 December – Operational Servicemen Day.
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