The May holidays in 2016 will be quite long - the celebration of Spring and Labor Day this year has four whole days, and the Russians will celebrate the anniversary of Victory three days in a row.
Days off on May 1 in 2016
May 1 is an officially recognized public holiday in Russia - a day off. In 2016, this date falls on Sunday, and according to the law, if holidays coincide with non-working days, the day off is postponed to the next day - Monday, May 2, thereby extending the holiday weekend.
In addition, since the May mini-holidays, according to the already established tradition, usually coincide with the opening of the dacha and "barbecue-picnic" season, are in great demand among the people, one of the days off that fell on New Year's was postponed to May 3 (Tuesday) this year. Holidays - Saturday, January 2.
Thus, on the "first May", most of the Russians will "open the season" four days in a row - starting on Saturday April 30 and ending on Tuesday May 3.
However, for schoolchildren, students and employees of organizations working on the "six-day" with working Saturdays, both April 30 and May 3 will not be considered days off. The official "vacation" will be only two days for them (unless, of course, the management of the organization decides on additional days off). And this must be borne in mind if you are planning a vacation for the May holidays with your children.
How we rest on Victory Day
The working week between the first and second May holidays will be very short in 2016: only three days, from Wednesday to Friday.
The celebration of the anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War will take place on Monday - this is the day of the week that falls on May 9 in 2016. It will be celebrated strictly according to the calendar: no transfers of weekends or holidays for this weekend are provided.
Therefore, the rest will last three days - "regular" Saturday and Sunday plus one day allotted for the Victory Day celebration.
Weekend schedule for May holidays by day
Thus, on the May holidays in 2016, Russia will have a rest as follows:
- April 30 - Saturday, day off for five-day workers;
- May 1 - Sunday, Spring and Labor Day is celebrated;
- May 2 - Monday, day off (compensation for Sunday May 1);
- May 3 - Tuesday, day off for five-day workers (compensation for Saturday, January 3);
- May 4-6 - working days;
- May 7 - Saturday, day off for five-day workers;
- May 8 - Sunday, day off;
- May 9 - Monday, Victory Day is celebrated.
All working days for the May holidays will have the usual duration - the shortened working day is announced only on the eve of the holiday itself. In 2016, the holidays in May will be preceded exclusively by weekends - therefore, a few working days in this busy decade will have to be worked out completely, "from and to".