Holidays and significant dates in January
January 1 New Year's Day
January 1 World Day of Peace / World Day of Prayer for peace
January 1 Feast of the Virgin Mary in Catholic
1 January 195 years since the birth of Yuri Zbanatskogo (1914-1994), Ukrainian writer
2-3.01 Celebration of the Goddess Dana (Vodokres) ancient Slavs (movable date)
Jan. 6 Christmas Eve. Rich kutya
January 6 Epiphany for Catholics
6 January 175 years birthday of Stepan Rudans'kogo (1834-1873), Ukrainian poet-democrat
January 7 Christmas Lord Jesus Christ
January 8 Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary
8 January 185 years since the birth of William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), English writer and founder of the detective novel in England
8 January 130 years birthday of Stepan Vasilchenko (1879-1932), Ukrainian writer
January 9, 1985 birthday of Sergei Paradjanov (1924-1990), Armenian and Ukrainian film director
January 10, 1975 birthday of Leonid Kravchuk (1934), the first President of Ukraine
Jan. 13 Day of St. Melania Roman
January 13 Generous kutya
14 January New Year, old style
January 14 Name of the Lord (Circumcision of Christ).
Jan. 14 St. Basil the Great (379)
Jan. 14 St. Peter's Tomb (1647), Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia and All Russia
Eve of the Epiphany on Jan. 18. Hungry kutya
January 18 Vidunske holiday gathering of priests in the ancient Slavs
18 January 355 years ago (1654) Pereyaslavskaya Rada adopted to unite Ukraine and Russia
January 19 Epiphany. Baptism
Jan. 20 Day of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
January 20 Cathedral Baptist and John the Baptist
Jan. 22 Day of Unification of Ukraine (briefly about the holiday / more)
January 22 (1919) Official declaration in Kiev Act reunion WUFR (Western Ukrainian People's Republic), and UNR (Ukrainian People's Republic)
January 23, 1980 birthday Filaret MA) (1929), Patriarch of Kiev and all Rus-Ukraine
January 24 24.01-17.02 - 65 years from the time of the Korsun-Shevchenko Operation (1944), an offensive operation of the 1 st and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front
January 25 Feast of houses near the ancient Slavs
January 25 Tatiana's Day
25 January 135 years since the birth of William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English writer, dramatist, critic
January 26 International Day of Customs
January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 29 Memorial Day heroes Croot
Jan. 29 Day of Fire (see comment on January 24, 2008)
January 30 World Day care for patients with leprosy. Observed since 1954
World Peace Day / World Day of Prayer for Peace
December 8, 1967 Pope Paul VI set a new holiday, the World Day of Peace (in Catholic World Day of Prayer for Peace), which was made to celebrate the first day of each new year.
17 December 1969 UN General Assembly declared the official holiday.
Day of Unification of Ukraine
Celebrated in Ukraine by the Decree of the President (№ 42/99, of 01/21/1999), in Day proclamation in 1919 of the Act reunion.
More information about the Day of Unification see on a separate page.
World Customs Day
Celebrated since 1983.
In November 1952 Convention entered into force on the formation of the Customs Cooperation Council. January 26, 1953 in Brussels, the first session of the Customs Cooperation Council, later (in 1994) got its present name - the World Customs Organization. It presented its heads of customs services of 17 countries in Europe. 30 years later, in 1983, this particular day was chosen as the annual celebration of International Day of the Customs official. At present, the World Customs Organization brings together 162 States. The total number of customs officers in the world - more than 800 thousand people
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
November 1, 2005 the General Assembly designated January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was conducted by the Nazi regime during World War II (rezoloyutsiya UN 60 / 7). In fulfilling this resolution, the Assembly rejects any (full or partial) denial of the Holocaust as an historical event.
Assembly of the Council member countries to develop educational programs to inculcate future generations lessons of the Holocaust to prevent future acts of genocide. The Assembly provides guidance to those countries that are actively interested in preserving those sites that served as Nazi death camps, concentration camps, forced labor camps and prisons during the Holocaust.
Workers' Day Fire
Celebrated in Ukraine by the Decree of the President (№ 7 / 95 on 01/02/1995 was) as a workers holiday fire safety