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Ukraine Euro 2012 National Public Holidays

Source: Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine (Kiev)
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Following the recent announcements by the Lviv and Kharkiv city councils, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine has announced that it is considering declaring national non-working public holidays on the dates of the upcoming Euro 2012 in the Ukraine.

As is usually the case (2012-04-23, 2012-03-01, 2011-06-20, 2011-02-24, 2010-08-13, 2008-12-10, 2007-11-29, and 2005-12-23), these one-off bridge public holidays would be compensated by declaring some Saturdays as regular working day in the Ukraine.

Last year (2011-05-16), the City Council of Ukraine's western city of Lviv (Lvov) announced plans to declare a non-working public holiday on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, the one European Football Championship 2012 game which will fall on a weekday.

However, more recently (2012-04-11), the Euro 2012 coordinator at Kharkiv City Council, Oleksandr Nechyporenko, announced that, for its part, none of the days when a Euro 2012 match occurs in Kharkiv in June 2012 would be declared a non-working public holiday.


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