This day is important and special, because today as many as four significant holidays and memorable dates are celebrated. We are talking about the already mentioned Day of the Defender of Ukraine, the Protection of the Blessed Virgin, the Day of the Ukrainian Cossacks and the Day of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). Since October 14 is inextricably linked with the evolution of the Ukrainian army and its traditions, therefore, the holiday of the Day of the Defender of Ukraine was assigned to this date. It actually supplanted the previously familiar February 23, when the Defender of the Fatherland Day was celebrated.