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|The third Sunday in March is the Day of Trade Workers, Consumer Services and Housing and Communal Services (a professional holiday)|
The Day of Trade Workers is a professional holiday for employees engaged in trade (including retail trade), workers in the service sector, as well as workers whose specialties are directly related to housing and communal services.
History of the holiday in Russia
In the Russian Federation, the celebration of this day began with the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of 1 November 1988 No. 9724-XI "On Amending the Legislation of the USSR on Festive and Memorable Days," which officially fixed the date of celebration on the third Sunday in March, The USSR existed already since 1966 and was celebrated on the 4th Sunday of July. Since 2013, a new date has been set for Presidential Decree No. 459 of May 7, 2013, "On the Day of the Trade Worker." Now this holiday should be celebrated on the fourth Saturday of July.
Day of trade workers, consumer services and housing and communal services in the CIS
"The day of trade workers, consumer services and housing and communal services" after gaining independence from all fifteen republics of the USSR has survived not only in Russia but also in a number of CIS countries. In some countries, "Day of Trade Workers" again became an independent holiday.
In Ukraine, according to the Decree of the President of the State (No. 46/94 of February 15, 1994, as amended by Presidential Decree No. 385/95 of May 19, 1995), is celebrated on the third Sunday of March, as in the Russian Federation, but has another official name - "Day of workers of housing and communal services and consumer services of the population". Separately, the last Sunday in July (as in the Soviet Union before 1988) celebrates the "Day of Trade Workers", established by Presidential Decree No. 427/95 of June 5, 1995.
After the collapse of the USSR in the Republic of Belarus, the fourth Sunday of March was marked as "Day of workers of trade, consumer services and housing and communal services". On March 26, 1998, President Alexander Lukashenko issued Decree No. 157, according to which the "Day of Trade Workers" is celebrated on the last Sunday of July.