Pictures and postcards from February 23. Photo: GoodFon
On Tuesday, February 23, Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated, which is also considered a holiday for all men. Now it is an unofficial date, but popular among the people.
We have collected postcards and pictures, and also recall a brief background of how February 23 in Ukraine was replaced with another date.
history of the holiday
Since 1922, the USSR has celebrated the anniversary of the creation of the Red Army. After the war, the date was renamed Defender of the Fatherland Day.
In Ukraine, the holiday gradually went underground. It was regarded as a dangerous Soviet relic and a link with Russia.
“February 23” was decommunized even under Leonid Kuchma. Army Day was postponed to December 6. True, the February date was left as “Defender of the Fatherland Day.”
It was finally canceled in 2014 under Petro Poroshenko.
In Ukraine, Army Day is celebrated on October 14. It was timed to coincide with the Nationalists’ Day (the Day of the UPA) and the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos. However, since millions of Ukrainians served in the Soviet army, every year the network continues to massively search for congratulations and cards since February 23rd.
Also on this day, discussions often take place on the network between those who celebrate and those who do not consider it a holiday.
Postcards and pictures from February 23
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