Border Guard Day in Ukraine (30/04)

A professional holiday - the Day of the Border Guard (ukr. Day of the frontier) - is celebrated in Ukraine on April 30, starting from 2018, according to the decree of the President of the country P. Poroshenko.

This holiday dates back to Soviet times, when it was celebrated on May 28 (since 1958), due to the fact that on May 28, 1918, the Border Guard of the RSFSR Border was established by the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars. But after Ukraine gained independence, by Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 308 of May 25, 1992, the date of the celebration was set for November 4, to commemorate the creation on that day in 1991 of the Ukrainian Border Troops on the basis of the Western Border District and taking into account the merits of the Border Troops to the Fatherland.

However, the new date did not take root, the border guards who served in the Soviet era still widely, albeit unofficially, celebrated their professional holiday "in the old way", on May 28. And in 2003, the date of the holiday was officially “returned”. But in 2018, the date of the holiday was decided to be postponed to April 30. According to P. Poroshenko, “The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine is descended from the military formations of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921. April 30, 1918 Ukrainian troops near the station. Kolpakov installed their symbols on the border of the Ukrainian state. In this regard, the date for the holiday was chosen.