Ethnographer’s Day (Ukraine)

On July 17 every year, Ukraine celebrates a professional holiday – Ethnographer’s Day.

What is Ethnography?

Ethnography studies the culture, customs, way of life, spirituality, origin, territorial location and other features of peoples (ethnos).

History of Ethnographer’s Day (Ukraine)

The date of the celebration was chosen in honor of the birth date of the famous ethnographer and biologist Mykola Miklukho-Maclay, who was born on this day in 1846. The event was started in the 1970s by another prominent ethnographer named Rudolph Eats.


The purpose of the Day of the Ethnographer (Ukraine)

the purpose Ethnographer’s Day public attention is drawn to the important role of these specialists for our country; thanks to the ethnographers for their diligent work; mention of such scientists as Miklukho-Maclay and Rudolph Itz.

Where to go on Ethnographer’s Day?

Until July 17, ethnographic museums invite visitors to free exhibitions, educational institutions organize thematic lectures, ethnographers go on expeditions and arrange professional seminars, etc.

Ethnographer's Day (Ukraine)
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