The Russian government has determined a schedule for postponing weekends and holidays in 2023. The corresponding decree was signed on Tuesday, August 30, by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
“In the new year, January 1 and 8 fall on a Sunday. Since these are non-working holidays, it was decided to move them to Friday, February 24, and Monday, May 8, respectively, ”the text says.
Let’s add that next year December 31 is Sunday, so it will automatically become a day off on the eve of the New Year holidays. A similar situation is developing in 2022: the last day of the year falls on Saturday.
Every year on December 31…
Denis Kravchenko, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, said earlier that December 31 should be made a day off on a permanent basis, since Russians need to prepare for the New Year.
And his colleague, deputy Sultan Khamzaev called on the heads of Russian regions to declare December 31 a day off, since more than 85% of citizens support this initiative.
The figure given by the parliamentarian practically coincides with the result of the survey conducted by the SuperJob service. This study notes that 81% of respondents supported the idea of making 31 December an official non-working day forever.
A real relay race
In addition, Khamzaev turned to the Ministry of Labor with a proposal to make September 1 a day off. He pointed out that this day for many Russians is a “real relay race”, when parents need to prepare their child for school, and then also be in time for work.
“We must focus on encouraging this kind of desire of parents, and somewhere a day off is an incentive and motivation for a parent to pay attention to their child, and not only to a first-grader,” he explained.
Knowledge Day is a public holiday in Russia, but it is also a working day. According to Khamzaev, September 1 can be made a day off due to one of the days of the New Year holidays.
July 8 may become another new holiday for Russians. Earlier, a bill was submitted to the State Duma on announcing the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity as a non-working holiday, while maintaining the total number of such days established by the Labor Code of the Russian Federation.
” Taking into account the goals of the state aimed at preserving the priority of traditional values in society in Russia, which is also enshrined in the Constitution of the Russian Federation, it seems necessary to attach particular importance to the holiday date of July 8, creating and strengthening the historically established values of the family in the minds of society, ”the explanatory note to document.