February 23, 2019. How to relax

Without this date it is difficult to imagine the history of Russia. On this day, there were a lot of significant events about which few, who know. Most of the population is only interested in two questions: on what day is February 23, 2019, and how do we rest.


The emergence of a holiday

Honoring warriors who protect their native land is a long tradition of our state. Men who guard our frontiers have always been respected by citizens. It was from time immemorial. Before the revolution of 1917, the holiday of soldiers of the Russian army fell on the sixth of May. On this day, George the Victorious was honored. He symbolized the strength of the Russian weapons and the victory of the Russian people over all sorts of enemies who tried to destroy our country.

February 23, 2019. How to relax

During the holiday, the best military men were awarded with St. George's crosses and other medals. On the sixth of May it was also decided to visit the temples. There prayers were arranged for the soldiers who died defending their homeland.

Everything changed in 1917, when the Bolsheviks came to power. The new government abolished the old traditions, but at the same time organized the Red Army to protect the revolution. These were really alarming years for our country.At this time there was a civil war. In addition, foreign troops were moving to Russia from all sides. Foreign intervention began to seriously threaten the young republic. It was at this time that the leader of the proletariat, V. Lenin, called on ordinary people to stand up for the revolution. So the Red Army was formed.

In honor of her first victories, a new holiday was established in 1922 - the Day of the Red Army.

On this test the army is not over. In 1941, Nazi Germany attacked treacherously on Russia. The soldiers of the Red Army, together with all citizens of the USSR, began to defend their native country. During the war, our army won a huge number of battles. Among which are decisive battles:

For Moscow 30.09.41 – 20.04.42
For Stalingrad 17.7.42 – 02.02.43

These battles showed the courage and heroism of the soldiers of our army. They turned the tide of the war, and on 05/09/45, victory over the enemy was won.

In 1946, the holiday was renamed the Day of the Soviet Army. This name of the holiday was preserved until the collapse of the USSR.

In 2006, the holiday became known as the Defender of the Fatherland Day. By the way, the State Duma Resolution gave an explanation of who can consider himself a protector.

February 23, 2019. How to relax

How to relax

Well, now it's time to find out how the Russians will celebrate the holiday in 2019. This can be found in the production calendar. It has the status of a state document.The calendar is reviewed each year to determine the optimal organization of the production process throughout the country. This document is used by the majority of enterprises and organizations in the Russian Federation. The government determines how best to organize the work and recreation of citizens of the country. Based on this document, you can find out:

  • what days will be days off and working;
  • how holidays will be distributed;
  • which days will be shortened;
  • standards of working time at different working weeks.

So, if you look at the February production calendar, you can see:

23.02.19 Saturday, official holiday - Defender of the Fatherland Day
24.02.19 sunday official day off
22.02.19 Friday, shortened by 1 hour.

According to the Labor Code of the Russian Federation, if the holiday coincides with the official day off, then the day off is postponed to another day. What a day, decides the Ministry of Labor. In 2019, it was decided to postpone Saturday 02/23/19 to 10/05/19. The government decided that it was enough two days to celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day, but on May 9 - Victory Day you can relax a little longer, including 05/10/19.

Celebration traditions

If in the initial years of the Soviet power this holiday had an ideological shade, then in the last years of the Soviet Union it turned into not only a day to honor the army and navy, but also a pure holiday for men. On this day, solemn events were held, where they recalled the exploits of our army and honored war veterans. Also, the current defenders of our Motherland, including representatives of the fair half, were not forgotten. Indeed, in the current Russian army are thousands of women.

In addition, women congratulated their men, for their strength, courage and for the fact that, if necessary, they will always be in defense of their family, land and homeland. In modern Russia, all these traditions are preserved.

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