Holidays and Closures

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The following American and Ukrainian holidays will be observed in 2018 by the Embassy.

Holiday Day Date Country
New Year's Day Monday January 1 U.S./Ukraine
Orthodox Christmas(observed) Monday January 8* Ukraine
M. L. King's Birthday Monday January 15 U.S.
Presidents' Day Monday February 19 U.S.
International Women's Day Thursday March 8 Ukraine
Observed governmental day Friday March 9 Ukraine
Orthodox Easter (observed) Monday April 9* Ukraine
Observed governmental day Monday April 30 Ukraine
International Labor Day Tuesday May 1 Ukraine
Victory Day Wednesday May 9 Ukraine
Memorial Day Monday May 28 U.S.
Holy Trinity Day (observed) Monday May 28* Ukraine
Constitution Day Thursday June 28 Ukraine
Independence Day Wednesday July 4 U.S.
Independence Day Friday August 24 Ukraine
Labor Day Monday September 3 U.S.
Columbus Day Monday October 8 U.S.
Ukrainian Defenders Day (observed) Monday October 15* Ukraine
Veterans Day (observed) Monday November 12* U.S.
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 22 U.S.
Christmas Day (observed) Tuesday 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.