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Ukraine will annually celebrate Europe Day on May 9

May 8, 2023

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a decree according to which Ukraine will celebrate Europe Day on May 9 every year.

The relevant document is posted on the President's website, Yevropeiska Pravda Reports.

"Aware of the European identity of the Ukrainian people, in order to strengthen the unity of the peoples of Europe, ensure peace, security, and stability on the European continent, testifying to the ideals and values of democracy, supporting the initiatives of youth and other public associations, I decide: to establish Europe Day in Ukraine, which will be celebrated annually on May 9 together with the states of the European Union," the document says.


The Decree of the President of Ukraine of April 19, 2003, No. 339/2003 "On Europe Day" is also recognized as invalid. This decree established the celebration on the third Saturday of May.

The new decree comes into force on the day of its publication, i.e. May 8. Accordingly, tomorrow, May 9, Ukraine will celebrate Europe Day.

Author - Olena Madiak, 08/05/2023

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