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Independence Day
День незалежності
Independence DayДень незалежності
2013 celebrations in Luhansk
Observed by Ukraine
Type National
Significance The day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Supreme Soviet in 1991
Date August 24
Celebrations Concerts, military parade

The Independence Day of Ukraine (Ukrainian: День незалежності України) is the main state holiday in Ukraine. It is held on August 24, remembering the Ukrainian Declaration of Independence of 1991. It was first celebrated on 16 July 1991, as the first anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine. Since the Declaration of Independence was issued later, and confirmed by a referendum on 1 December 1991, the date of the holiday was changed. Starting in 2004, 23 August is celebrated as the Day of the National Flag.

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