Ukraine Holidays: Things to Do

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Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the north, Belarus to the east, Poland to the south, Hungary to the west, and Romania to the southwest.

 

It is home to some 40 million people, making it the ninth most populous nation on Earth. The capital city is Kiev.

 

 

 

Ukraine celebrates its independence Day on 24 April. It also marks the beginning of springtime in Ukraine.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ukraine

 

 

 

 

Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Belarus, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, and the Black Sea.

 

 

Ukraine covers about 50,000 square miles, making it the largest country in Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holidays

 

 

 

 

The Ukrainian people celebrate many holidays throughout the year.

 

These holidays include New Year’s Day (January 1), Easter Sunday (March/April), May Day (May 1), Defender of the Fatherland Day (June 24), Victory Day (August 9), Independence Day (September 11), All Saints’ Day (November 1), Christmas Eve (December 24), and Christmas Day (December 25).

 

 

 

 

 

Language

 

 

 

Ukrainian is a Slavic language spoken natively by Ukrainians.

 

 

There are several dialects of Ukrainian, including western, eastern, southern, and northern.

 

 

 

 

 

Currency

 

 

 

 

The currency in Ukraine is the Hryvnia.

 

 

The exchange rate is approximately $1 USD = 4.50 Hryvnias.

 

 

 

 

 

Population

 

 

 

 

According to the United Nations, Ukraine had a population of 45 million in 2015.

 

 

 

In addition, Ukraine is home to over 40 different ethnic groups.

 

 

 

 

 

Religion

 

 

 

There are three major religions in Ukraine: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. According to the 2001 census, the majority of the population was Christian.

 

 

 

 

 

Government

 

 

 

 

Ukraine is a republic governed under the Constitution of 1991.

 

 

The president serves as head of state and the prime minister serves as head of government.

 

 

The president is elected by popular vote for a four-year term.

 

 

The prime minister is appointed by the president.

 

 

 

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