The Ukrainian Institute of national remembrance has prepared a draft law that will decompensirovanny public holidays. This was stated by the head of the Institute Volodymyr viatrovych writes Apostrophe.
“We have developed a draft law on state holidays in Ukraine. We will continue to expose this issue to public discussion. The main task in this direction is, indeed, the ordering of these holidays, because we have a calendar filled with some kind of new Ukrainian national holidays, and the old Soviet holidays still remain,” – said vyatrovich
He expressed confidence that the initiative will support the Verkhovna Rada of 2017.
“We need to cancel on 1 may. Gradually and precisely it is necessary to transfer accent from 9 may to 8 may. Do not make public and festive day on 8 March,” – said the head of the Institute of national remembrance.
According to the historian, at the state level should note the only holidays devoted to “critical, extremely important for Ukraine as a state event.”
“Independence day, Constitution Day, and not any holidays that have been inherited from the Soviet past”, he said.
Vyatrovich also called a great victory the fact that Ukraine is “quietly got rid of 23 February”.
“This holiday has almost disappeared, and indicator of this is business and Commerce, which are also shifted. That is 14 Oct is gradually replacing what was affected on 23 February. Over time, October 14, completely accustomed, and would be the only day that we remember the defenders of Ukraine, defenders in the broadest sense,” – said the head of the Institute of national remembrance.