In October 2018 Ukrainians are waiting for one additional day, which brings the number of working days in a month will reach nine.
Sunday, October 14th, our country celebrates the Day of defender of Ukraine, therefore, according to the decree of the Cabinet, citizens of the country waiting for a day off on Monday, 15 August, informs Rus.Media.
October 14 – the Day of defender of Ukraine, which coincides with the great Church holiday of the Holy virgin; Monday, October 15 – rescheduled Sunday-day off.
Thus, at the end of the second week of October, residents of Ukraine will be able to rest for three days in a row and 13, 14 and 15 October. The working week will begin on Tuesday, October 16.
The day of defender of Ukraine – the state holiday and day off in 2015. It is celebrated on the 14th of October, on the day of the Holy virgin – this date has long been celebrated in Ukraine as day of the Cossacks and Ukrainian troops.
That’s why in 2015, a year after the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the beginning of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine, it was decided to abolish the Soviet holiday – the Day of defender of Fatherland (23 February) and the establishment of the Day of defender of Ukraine on October 14.