Monday, October 14, Ukrainians celebrate the national holiday the Day of defender of Ukraine. About it reports RBC-Ukraine.
The day of defender of Ukraine was declared a public holiday and the weekend in 2015 on the initiative of the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The day of defender of Ukraine is celebrated annually on 14 October, the day of the Holy virgin at the same time with another holiday – the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks.
The decision on the establishment of the day of defender of Ukraine, as stated in the presidential decree was adopted with the purpose of honoring the courage and heroism of the defenders of the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine, as well as promoting patriotism in the community.
In addition, this decree was repealed by the defender of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Ukraine on February 23.