Ukrainians presented a new calendar: what holidays can cancel

“The current system of holidays and observances in Ukraine in order”, – stated in the Institute of memory. According to experts of the organization in the Ukrainian calendar has left “traces” of the Soviet era. To “restore historical justice”, Institute of memory has developed a new calendar of holidays. The main innovation – the eighth of March, the second and the ninth of may, the Ukrainians come to work, and if a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, to carry the day off on Monday will not. The website “Today” has reviewed the bill and found out when the Ukrainians will have to work longer and what new holidays will appear in the calendar.

The number of output will reduce

This year, the Ukrainians expected further 11 weekend, New year, Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, Victory Day etc. If the bill of the Institute of memory will support the Parliament in the next year instead of 11 days off will remain nine. March eighth and ninth of may remain holidays: concerts and official events not cancel plans, but weekend these days will not.

“Because of the celebration of national holidays should contribute to the recovery of the historical memory and the formation of national identity of citizens of Ukraine, the state status can claim only those dates and events, which correlate with the state historical and cultural traditions of the Ukrainian people, are consolidating capacity,” explains the document.

In addition, if, for example, the day of the Constitution, which remains the weekends, falls on a Saturday or Sunday, to carry the “free day” on Monday, no one will.

What will be the output:

  • The day of memory and reconciliation on may 8
  • Constitution day – June 28
  • Independence day – August 24
  • Day of defenders of Ukraine – October 14
  • New year – 1 January
  • Christmas – January 7
  • Easter – the date changes
  • Holy Trinity day – the date changes
  • Labor day – may 1

In addition, the calendar will be new festive (but working) days. For example, the Institute of memory proposes to legalize a long list of sad days. Read more an updated list of holidays can be seen in the infographic “Today”:

Innovations have caused a strong reaction in the Ukrainian society, said the head of the Institute of remembrance Vladimir viatrovych. Thus, the Agency has received 672 complaints from public organizations, trade unions and political parties, with a request to listen to their position. Under public pressure, the Institute took the decision to leave the Monday after Easter and Whitsuntide holidays.

How much rest in other countries

In most post-Soviet countries for the year falls 11 days off in honor of the holidays. An additional 13 weekends in Russia, and Austria. 14 output – in Spain, Malta. By the way, Spain is one of the first places by the number of days of holidays among all the countries of the European Union. In addition to the statutory two-day “weekend”, the Spanish daily rest two or three hours after lunch (during Siesta closed most shops and public institutions).

Less output in Brazil in just five days. The annual vacation is 30 calendar days (in Ukraine – 24 days).

*As of 2017

A large number of holidays is hurting country’s economy, I’m sure the ex-the adviser to the Minister of economic development Jaanika Merilo. “In Ukraine there are such phenomenal – permanent weekend, and then wonder why the economy is not growing. Special absurd – the transfer of jobs and output. If the holiday fell on a weekend, it should be noted the additional output. Maybe we are a world leader in the efficiency of labor? Or emerge the leaders in terms of GDP, so can afford it? Though and real world leaders can’t afford regular holidays,” wrote Jaanika Merilo during the Christmas holidays in Facebook.

According to the Institute of memory in the European countries to transfer the day off on Monday is not accepted, so the Ukrainians have to offer this “luxury” to refuse.

By the way, in 2017, taking into account all weekends, holidays and vacations, the Ukrainians will rest 140 days is 38% of the whole year.