In the Duma propose to make the third Sunday of June father’s Day

© Fotolia / Romolo TavaniМужчина transfers the plant to the child. Archival photoIn the Duma propose to make the third Sunday of June father’s Day© Fotolia / Romolo Tavani

The Deputy of the state Duma Boris Chernyshov (LDPR) plans in the coming days to submit to the Senate a bill which proposed to establish father’s Day an official holiday in Russia and to make this day free public transport for all the men, RIA Novosti said the MP.

The majority of Russians support the idea to make father’s Day an official holiday. What do you think?

  • Long overdue
  • Support, but then you have to mention mother’s Day
  • For the expression of love and gratitude to their parents do not need special days
  • In our country we have enough holidays

Rezultativnost of Russians support the idea to make father’s Day an official holiday. What do you think?

  • 19.3%

    Long overdue

  • 16.8%

    Support, but then you have to mention mother’s Day

  • 34.7%

    For the expression of love and gratitude to their parents do not need special days

  • 29.2%

    In our country we have enough holidays

All prosegregation it is proposed to amend article 112 of the Labour code «Nonworking days and holidays».

«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.

He also offered to do on father’s Day, free public transport for all men, regardless of whether they are at the time of the feast of the fathers or not. «This will help to strengthen family ties, when men will rush home to their families, children, friends. Take a walk, relax, go to the movies, spend the day in the Park, on the Playground, and so on — that’s how great it would be to celebrate father’s Day. On the third Sunday of June. A great holiday, men need such support at least once a year», — said the Deputy.

According to a survey by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) available to RIA Novosti, the majority of Russians (62%) considered it important that father’s Day was adopted as the official holiday. Speaking of that, when father’s Day should be installed, 30% expressed the opinion that it doesn’t matter; 16% said that the celebration should be on the third Sunday of June in most countries of the world; another 16% expressed the opinion that father’s Day should be celebrated on the last Sunday of October, a date close to the birthday of children’s Prince Dmitry Donskoy.

The initiative Russian opinion «polls-Sputnik» held on June 10-11, among Russians over the age of 18 by phone interviews 1.2 thousand respondents. Reportedly, for this sample the maximum size of the error does not exceed 3.5%.

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