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National Memory Institute Proposes March 8, May 2 And May 9 As Working Days

National Memory Institute Proposes March 8, May 2 And May 9 As Working Days

The Ukrainian National Memory Institute has prepared a draft law that proposes that March 8, May 2 and May 9 should be working days.

The press service of the institute announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"Public discussion of the draft law 'On State and Other Holidays, Memorable Dates, and Days of Mourning,' which was initiated by the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory," the statement said.

The institute proposes May 8 as a holiday - the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation.

The document includes a new category called "International Days," which include March 8 (the international women's day, which would be a holiday but not a non-working day) and May 1 (Labor Day, which would be a nonworking day).

Shevchenko Day (May 9) and Family Day (the second Friday of September), which the institute previously proposed as nonworking days, have been removed from the draft law.

The draft law also proposes Christmas as a traditional holiday in the Gregorian calendar (December 25), which would not be a nonworking day.

According to the draft law, if a public holiday that is a non-working day coincides with a non-working day, the non-working day cannot be moved to the next day after the holiday.

The National Flag Day will be celebrated on September 4, but will not be a non-working day.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Parliamentary Committee on Social Policy, Employment, and Pensions recommended that the Parliament establish May 2 as a working day.

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