For the consideration of the State Duma plan to introduce a bill that proposes to amend article 112 of the Labour code “Nonworking days and holidays” and to establish father’s Day as an official holiday. On Saturday, June 17, RIA Novosti said the initiator of the bill the Deputy from LDPR Boris Chernyshov.
According to the document, the holiday will be celebrated on the third Sunday of June. This day public transport for all men are invited to make free. In his opinion, this will strengthen family ties, “when men will rush home to their families, children, friends”.
“Father’s day in Russia has long deserved recognition as an official holiday, as this holiday promotes family relationships and enhances the status of fatherhood in society. He should be one of the most important holidays in Russia that increase men’s self-esteem”, — said Chernyshov.
According to the survey of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM), the adoption of father’s Day as official holiday support 62 percent of Russians.
In January, the Governor of Samara region Nikolai Merkushkin signed a law establishing in the region a new holiday — father’s Day. The people of the region will celebrate it the first Saturday of November. The emergence of holiday dates is intended to enhance the role of fatherhood in society and to strengthen the value of the family institution, noted in a press-service of the government.