National Flag Day of Ukraine

On the 23d of August, just before the Independence Day, Ukraine celebrates National Flag Day of Ukraine. On this day you could see Ukrainian flags everywhere: on the buildings and balconies, in the windows, on the flagpoles, in the cars, on the bags and backpacks, etc. The first ceremonial raising of the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag in modern times took place on 24 July 1990 at the flagstaff of the Kyiv City Council, two years before the flag was officially adopted as the National flag of the Ukrainian state (1992). After the publication of the relevant Presidential Decree, the Flag Day was announced on August 23, 2004.