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UWC 2024 Calendar

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January 3,2024 1758
UWC 2024 Calendar

The Ukrainian World Congress has developed a calendar outlining significant events for 2024, featuring historical milestones, anniversaries of outstanding Ukrainians, and significant social and political 2024 occurrences. Kindly note that Ukraine transitioned to the New Julian calendar in September 2023, resulting in date alterations for many events.

FEBRUARY

February 1417 Africa Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

APRIL

April 4 75th anniversary of NATO.

MAY

May 5 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe.

JUNE

June 11-12 Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin, Germany.

June 13-15 G7 Summit in Fasano, Italy.

JULY

July 9-11 NATO Summit in Washington, D.C. 

July 12-14 G20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

July 26 the start of the Summer Olympics in Paris.

SEPTEMBER

September 10-24 79th session of the UN General Assembly, New York, USA.

NOVEMBER

November 11-22 UN Climate Change Conference (COP29), Baku, Azerbaijan.

JANUARY

January 6 5th anniversary of granting the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

FEBRUARY

February 20 Day of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes 10th anniversary of the shootings of peaceful protesters on Maidan.

February 24 Second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion in the war that lasted 10 years.

February 26 Day of Resistance to Occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

MARCH

March 18 10 years of the illegal occupation of Crimea.

March 28-31 Second anniversary of the liberation of Bucha and Irpin from Russian occupation in 2022. 

APRIL

April 14 10 years since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war in Donbas.

April 26 38 years since the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster.

MAY

May 16 70th anniversary of the Kengir uprising. 

May 18 80th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. 

JUNE

June 13 10th anniversary of the liberation of Mariupol from Russian occupation (2014). 

JULY

July 5 10th anniversary of the liberation of Kramatorsk, Sloviansk and the cities of northern Donetsk Oblast from Russian occupation (2014). 

July 11 80th anniversary of establishing the Ukrainian Main Liberation Council. 

July 16 10th anniversary of the downing of MH-17.

July 22 10th anniversary of the liberation of Sievierodonetsk from Russian occupation (2014). 

AUGUST

August 29 10th anniversary of the Ilovaisk tragedy, commemorating the Ilovaisk Heroes.

SEPTEMBER

September 9 80th anniversary of the deportation of Ukrainians from Lemkivshchyna, Nadsyannya, Kholmshchyna, Southern Podlasie, Lubachivshchyna, Western Boikivshchyna in 1944-1951.

NOVEMBER

November 21 20 years since the beginning of the Orange Revolution.  

November 30 On the last Saturday of the month, Ukrainians commemorate the victims of the Holodomor.

DECEMBER

December 1 33rd anniversary of the Referendum on Ukraine’s independence.

JANUARY

January 9 100th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Parajanov, the Ukrainian-Armenian film director, composer and screenwriter.

FEBRUARY

February 12 – 140 years since the birth of Nataliia Polonska-Vasylenko, Ukrainian scientist, historian, archaeologist, and archivist.

February 16 is the 70th anniversary of the birth of Ihor Kozlovskyi, a religious scholar, historian, public figure, a prisoner of the Russian regime during the Russian-Ukrainian war.

MARCH

March 4 – 75 years since the birth of Volodymyr Ivasyuk, Ukrainian musician, songwriter and composer. 

March 9 210th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, a Ukrainian poet, novelist, thinker, painter, engraver, ethnographer, and public figure.

March 17 150th anniversary of the birth of Avgustyn Voloshyn, a political, cultural, and religious figure and the president of Carpathian Ukraine.

March 19 160th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Vasyl Lypkivsky, the creator and first metropolitan of the UAOC.

March 23 120th anniversary of the birth of writer Dokiya Humenna.

APRIL

April 2 120th anniversary of the birth of Serge Lifar, a French dancer and choreographer of Ukrainian origin.

JUNE

June 24 – 110 years since the birth of Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky, Ukrainian church and public figure, cardinal, supreme archbishop of Lviv, head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in 1984-2000.

JULY

July 17 – 175 years since the birth of Olena Pchilka, writer, translator, public figure, folklorist, and ethnographer.

AUGUST

August 4 170th anniversary of the birth of Maria Zankovetska, a Ukrainian theater and film actress.

August 5 – 180 years since the birthday of Illia Rypin, a Ukrainian artist.

August 20 – 140th anniversary of the birth of Omelyan Kovch, a Ukrainian Greek Catholic missionary priest.

August 25 100th anniversary of the birth of Pavlo Zahrebelnyi, a Ukrainian writer and screenwriter.

SEPTEMBER

September 10 130th anniversary of the birth of Oleksandr Dovzhenko, a Ukrainian writer, film director, dramaturg, and artist.

September 17 160th anniversary of the birth of Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, a Ukrainian writer and public figure.

OCTOBER

October 9 120th anniversary of the birth of Mykola Bazhan, Ukrainian poet, translator, cultural expert, encyclopedist, philosopher, and public figure.

DECEMBER

December 20 50th anniversary of the birth of Vasyl Slipak, Ukrainian opera singer, soloist of the Paris National Opera, volunteer, and participant in the Revolution of Dignity and combat in eastern Ukraine.

JANUARY

January 6 – Epiphany.

January 22 – Ukraine Unity Day.

January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

January 29 – Heroes of Kruty Memorial Day.

FEBRUARY

February 21 – International Mother Language Day.

MARCH

March 14 Ukrainian Volunteer Day.

March 26 Ukraine National Guard Day.

March 31 the Catholic Church celebrates Easter.

APRIL

April 11 International Day of the Liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

MAY

May 5 the Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches celebrate Easter.

May 6 Ukraine Infantry Day.

May 8 – Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in World War II.

May 9 Europe Day.

May 12 Mother’s Day.

May 14 Day of Remembrance of Ukrainians who saved Jews during the Second World War.

May 16 Vyshyvanka Day.

May 21 Victims of Political Repressions Remembrance Day.

May 23 Heroes’ Day an annual holiday in Ukraine, established in honor of Ukrainian soldiers fighters for the freedom of Ukraine.

May 23 Marine Corps Day.

JUNE

June 16 Father’s Day.

June 23 Pentecost.

June 23 – Ukrainians will once again celebrate Ivan Kupala-2024 together with the Western Slavs on the night of June 23-24.

June 26 Crimean Tatar Flag Day.

June 28 Ukraine Constitution Day.

JULY

July 7 Ukrainian Navy Day.

July 15 – Baptism of Kyiv-Rus / Day of Ukrainian Statehood.

July 16 Declaration of Ukrainian Sovereignty.

July 29 Ukraine Special Operations Forces Day.

AUGUST

August 2 International Roma Genocide Remembrance Day.

August 4 Day of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

August 21 International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.

August 23 – National Flag Day of Ukraine.

August 23 – European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Stalinism and Nazism (Black Ribbon Day).

August 24 – Independence Day of Ukraine.

SEPTEMBER

September 29 Babyn Yar Memorial Day.

OCTOBER

October 1 – Ukrainian Defenders Day, Intercession of the Holy Mother of God.

October 1 – Ukraine Territorial Defence Forces Day.

October 27 Day of Ukrainian Literature and Language.

NOVEMBER

November 11 Day of Remembrance of those killed in the First World War.

November 21 Dignity and Freedom Day.

DECEMBER

December 3 Day of Missile Troops and Artillery.

December 6 Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

December 6 – Saint Nicholas Day.

December 10 – Human Rights Day.

December 12 Ukrainian Ground Forces Day.

December 25 – Christmas.