Dignity and Freedom Day in Ukraine Date in the current year: November 21, 2016

Dignity and Freedom Day in Ukraine Dignity and Freedom Day is a public holiday in Ukraine, celebrated on November 21. This holiday was established by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on November 13, 2014 to commemorate the anniversary of the Euromaidan protests.

Euromaidan was a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Ukraine, beginning on November 21, 2013. People from all Ukrainian cities and towns came to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) to protest against the refusal of the Ukrainian government to sign the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement. The protest gradually turned into a revolution, resulting in overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych.

This revolution played an important role in self-determination of Ukrainians. They demonstrated their desire for freedom and unwillingness to tolerate infringement of their rights and dignity. The anniversary of the revolution became a public holiday in Ukraine. Observation of this public holiday will keep the importance of these events for the future generation.

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