Day of the National Flag (Ukraine)

Holiday in Ukraine

23 August is the Day of the National Flag (Ukrainian: День Державного прапора України Day of the National Flag of Ukraine) in Ukraine. It was first celebrated in 2004.[1][2] 24 July was originally the Day of the National Flag.[2]

Day of the National Flag
День Державного прапора України
Day of the National Flag День Державного прапора України
Observed byUkraine
DateAugust 23

Since 1992, Independence Day of Ukraine has been celebrated on 24 August.[3]


Originally, the National Flag Day was only celebrated in Kyiv. It was celebrated this holiday on July 24, which was one-and-a-half years before the flag was officially made the National flag of Ukraine.[2] It was raised over Kyiv City Hall . The first raising of the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag was on July 1990 at the flagstaff in the Kyiv City Council.

On August 23, 1991, after the failure of the coup in Moscow, the people's deputies brought out the flag into the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada. The consecration of the National Flag was held by the UAOC priest Petro Boyko.


  1. Ukraine celebrates National Flag Day Archived 2013-10-07 at the Wayback Machine, Xinhua News Agency (23 August 2012)
    Ceremony of hoisting Ukraine's national flag held at presidential administration Archived 2013-02-14 at the Wayback Machine, Kyiv Post (23 August 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (in Ukrainian) Україна відзначає День Державного прапора On Tuesday, August 23, all of Ukraine celebrates National Flag Day. Measures to raise the national flag are planned throughout the country. Archived 2013-08-01 at the Wayback Machine, 1+1 (23 August 2011)
  3. How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy by Anders Åslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2009, ISBN 978-0-88132-427-3 (page 185)
    Ukraine Intelligence & Security Activities and Operations Handbook[permanent dead link], International Business Publications, 2009, ISBN 0739716611 (page 268)