Remembrance Day of the Holodomor Victims

Every year, on the fourth Saturday of November, Ukraine marks the Holodomor Remembrance Day for the victims of a famine in the Ukrainian Soviet Social Republic (Ukrainian SSR).

First official decree to establish the Holodomor Remembrance Day was signed in 1932-1933 by Ukrainian president of that time Leonid Kravchuk, ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Holodomor, which means “inflicting death by starvation.”

On November 26, 1998, second president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma signed a decree on establishing the Remembrance Day of the Holodomor victims, which is observed annually since then.

In 2000, changes in the decree were made and the Remembrance Day of the Holodomor Victims was changed to the Remembrance Day of the Holodmor and Political Repressions’ Victims.

Following other edits in 2007, the name was changed back to the Remembrance Day of the Holodomor Victims.

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