23 August is celebrated as the Day of the National Flag in Ukraine; beginning in 2004.
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, one-and-a-half years before the flag was officially adopted as the National flag of the Ukrainian state (early 1992).
Since 1992 Independence Day of Ukraine is celebrated on 24 August.
Header image by Artifact Art Project.
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