Family Day in Ukraine Date in the current year: July 8, 2016

Family Day in Ukraine July 8 is Family Day in Ukraine. This holiday was established by President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych in 2011.

In 2011, President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych signed Presidential Decree No. 1209/2011 On Celebration of Some Memorable Dates and Professional Holidays. The decree included the order to establish celebrate Family Day, that annually falls on July 8. The first celebration of this holiday took place on July 8, 2012.

Celebration of Family Day in Ukraine is linked to another family-related holiday, established by the UN. Many countries around the world celebrate International Day of Families on May 15, and Ukrainian holiday is one of its national variants. This holiday is regarded as a positive step towards strengthening of bonds in Ukrainian families.

Various activities and events are organized on Family Day, for instance, outdoor festivals and picnics. All these activities help promote celebration of Family Day and tight relations between the members of Ukrainian families.

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