Ukrainians will rest a “long” weekend

In October 2018 Ukrainians are waiting for one additional day, which brings the number of working days in a month will reach nine.

Українці будуть відпочивати "довгі" вихідні

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.

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