Dear partners, colleagues, friends!
Independence Day of Ukraine is the main state holiday in modern Ukraine celebrated on 24 August in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of 1991.
When Ukraine was still incorporated into the Soviet Union the Ukrainian diaspora traditionally recognized 22 January (the Declaration of Independence of the Ukrainian People’s Republic in 1918) as Ukrainian Independence day.
The current form of the holiday was first celebrated on 16 July 1991, as the first anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine passed by the Verkhovna Rada in 1990. Since the Declaration of Independence was issued on 24 August 1991 and confirmed by the referendum of 1 December 1991, the date of the holiday was changed.
Article 1 of the Constitution states: “Ukraine is a sovereign and independent, democratic, social, legal state.”
From the bottom of our hearts, we congratulate you on this remarkable day – the Independence Day of Ukraine! This date embodied the long-standing desire of our people for freedom and self-determination. Independence has become a new starting point in the life of every Ukrainian. And therefore, we would like to wish that each of us began with our own independence first of all! Independence from bad habits, independence from someone else’s opinion, independence from all troubles. Let it be that no matter what we will find positive moments in life and rejoice!