Ukrainian Institute of national memory proposes to streamline the calendar of state holidays and memorable days and submits for public comment developed the draft law «On state and other holidays, memorial days and sad days.»
According to the draft posted for comment on the website of the Institute, defines the following categories: public holidays (working and non), traditional holidays (non-working), sad days, professional holidays and commemorative dates that are not public holidays.
So relying on the pan-European tradition, is offered to refuse a transfer on the Monday public holiday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday. With the exception of Christmas and Easter.
In addition, there will be no cancellation of international and world holidays (March 8, may 1, and others).
According to the Institute, the number of holidays will change from 11 (subject to the existing transfer output can increase to 20) to 9: instead of the day March 8 is proposed to establish a national holiday and a day off Shevchenko’s day (9 March). Instead of 1-2 may enter the second Friday of September family Day as a day off. Rest day may 9 — Day of victory over Nazism in the Second world war (this remains a state holiday) to be moved to 8 may — Day of memory and reconciliation.
The proposals for the bill can be send on e-mail email@example.com the Ukrainian Institute of national memory to 1 March 2017.
We will remind, according to the Director of the Institute of naramata Vladimir Vyatrovich, at the state level should be celebrated only the holidays devoted to the events that were crucial and extremely important for Ukraine as a state, for example, independence Day and Constitution Day.
«Not any holidays that are left to us in inheritance from the Soviet past,» adds the historian.
Earlier viatrovych also stated that the current date of the celebration of Flag Day, August 23, has no historical justification.
And sociologists, in turn, found out what is the favorite holiday of Ukrainians.
Institute of naramata invites you to discuss a new calendar of public holidays 03.02.2017