Europe Day in Ukraine
Europe Day is marked in Ukraine on the third weekend in May to celebrate and honor its unity with other European countries.
Europe Day is a day to celebrate unity and peace in Europe. There are two separate Europe Days in general: one to remember the Council of Europe’s establishment, which took place on May 5, 1949; and the other to commemorate the Schuman Declaration of May 9, 1950, which proposed a new organization of states in Europe, a predecessor of the European Union (EU). In Ukraine, Europe Day is celebrated during the third weekend every May. The Ukrainian president established this day by decree in 1993.
But in 2022, this day has a special meaning:
“After the victory, a new stage will come for our country — the restoration and creation of an even better Ukraine. With new technologies, modern standards, and European parameters. I am absolutely convinced that Ukraine will be not just a part of Europe, but Europe will be in every corner of Ukraine,” the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal said.
The Prime Minister said that today Ukraine is in the center of Europe and, at the same time, on the border of democracy and European values. The brave Ukrainian people defend their land and families from the Russian invaders and fight for their bright European future. According to the head of government, Ukrainians have already proved to the whole world that they are an equal part of the European family, where democracy, freedom, and human life are valued.