In Ukraine on October 14 celebrate the Day of defender

В Украине 14 октября отмечают День защитника

Holiday appeared in 2014, by the decree of the President of Petro Poroshenko and was replaced by the Soviet army Day on February 23.

For the fourth year in our country celebrate Day of the defender of Ukraine. The occasion is the state, and in 2015 more and a day.

In 2018, the Day of defender of Ukraine falls on Sunday, October 14, and the day off is transferred on Monday, October 15.

The story of the Day defender of Ukraine

The occasion of the day of defender of the young and appeared on the background of Russian aggression in 2014 and the idea of dehumanization. With the advent of the national holiday dedicated to the defenders in Ukraine abolished the Day of the Soviet army and Navy on 23 February.

В Украине 14 октября отмечают День защитника

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In the first year the holiday was not a holiday, and March 5, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada decided to do the 14 Oct free from work. Then the celebration was held under the idea of “Power unconquered”.

В Украине 14 октября отмечают День защитника

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the date of the day of defender of Ukraine was not chosen randomly. Also, on October 14 celebrates the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks, and the Cossacks were good warriors and defenders of the native land.

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