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On the Day of Defender of Ukraine in 2015

14 October 2015

In 2015, the Ukrainians will not celebrate on 23 February. Last year, the Decree of the President of the country, this date has been abolished. Well, the Ukrainian people will be left without the celebration of Defender of the Fatherland Day? But for centuries the soldiers defending their country, worshiped and sang. After all, the soldiers — a stronghold and hope of any state. February 23 as a memorial day dates back to 1918. That's when the Red Guards first victory at Pskov and Narva. A little later — in 1922 — the date became known as Red Army Day. After the emergence of the USSR festival is still here. Only he was called the Day of the Soviet Army and Navy. The collapse of the Soviet Union brought many changes. But the tradition to honor the soldiers defenders remained along with the date. Defender of the Fatherland Day has retained all the old traditions of the holidays.

And how Ukraine will honor their heroes, deprived of the holiday on February 23? Defender Day is still here, just moved to the calendar. Now the Day of Defender of Ukraine accounted for 14 October. Establishment date occurred in 2014 by the Decree of the President. This day was chosen. It was October 14, Christians celebrate the great Orthodox holiday — Holy Virgin. This day has always been special for the soldiers-defenders. Protecting their motherland, they firmly believed that their own at the same time protects the Mother of God. October 14 at the present time has become not just a religious holiday, or folk. It is a day that unites the country, uniting the people call for unity before any threats. This is a national holiday, a symbol of unbreakable link between generations of defenders of Ukraine.

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