The Ukrainian national memory Institute (the Institute) has prepared a draft law that will “decompensirovanny” public holidays. In an interview with “Apostrophe” said the head of the Institute Volodymyr viatrovych.
“We have already developed a draft law “On public holidays in Ukraine”. Soon we will put up for public discussion this question. The main task in this direction is, indeed, the ordering of these holidays, because we have a calendar filled with some kind of new Ukrainian national holidays, and the old Soviet holidays still remain”, – he explained.
Viatrovych expressed confidence that this initiative will be supported by the Verkhovna Rada in 2017.
“I think we should be talking about this public holiday as may 1. Gradually and precisely it is necessary to transfer accent from 9 may to 8 may. Also I am convinced that it is not necessary to make public and festive day on 8 March,” he said.
According to the historian, at the state level should be celebrated only holidays devoted to “critical, extremely important for Ukraine as a state event.”
“Independence day, Constitution Day, and not any holidays that have been inherited from the Soviet past,” – said vyatrovich.
The head of the Institute also called it a great victory that Ukraine “quietly got rid of 23 February”.
“This holiday has almost disappeared, and indicator of this is business and Commerce, which are also shifted. That is, 14 Oct brand is gradually replacing what was affected on 23 February. Over time, October 14, completely accustomed, and would be the only day that we remember the defenders of Ukraine, defenders in the broadest sense”, he concluded.
As reported by “Observer”, the preparation of a bill on public holidays in Ukraine the Institute of national remembrance began in the spring of 2016.
As reported in 2017 due to the holidays Ukrainians will rest for almost a month.