Cathedral Day of Ukraine (22/01)

The Day of the Unity of Ukraine (in Ukrainian, the Day of the Unity of Ukraine) is a public holiday celebrated on January 22. It was established in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 42/99 of January 21, 1999, in honor of the day of the proclamation in 1919 of the Act of Reunification of the Ukrainian People's Republic (UNR) and the West Ukrainian People's Republic (ZUNR) into a single Ukrainian state.

In January 1918, the Ukrainian People's Republic (UNR) was created, and the West Ukrainian People's Republic (ZUNR) was formed in the territories that were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In December 1918, the leaders of the two states signed a pre-unification agreement in Fastov. On January 22, 1919, this treaty, which went down in history as the Zluka Act (Velyka Zluka), an act of unification of Ukrainian lands, was promulgated in Kiev on Sophia Square.

Although the state at that time failed to maintain unity and independence, the Zluka Act became a real embodiment of the age-old dream of Ukrainians about their sovereign state.