March 15 will be a day off in order in Zakarpattia region, as this year Carpatho-Ukraine, an autonomous region within the Second Czechoslovak Republic that existed from 29 September 1938 to 15 March 1939, marks its 80th anniversary. The press service of the State Regional Administration reports this.
“According to the regulation of the Head of the State Regional Administration, all the workers of the administration, the directors of the enterprises, organizations, and institutions should postpone the working day from Friday, March 15, to Saturday, April 6,” the report said.
Hennadiy Moskal, Zakarpattia region governor, has outlined that Carpatho-Ukraine proclaimed state independence and adopted a constitution, recognized the Ukrainian language as the state language, a blue and yellow flag as the national flag, a coat of arms depicted blue and yellow stripes and a trident, and the national anthem was “Shche ne vmerla Ukraina.”
“This is one more of the most prominent events in the history of Zakarpattia, that’s why this day deserves to be a day off and a holiday. Moreover, this year we commemorate the jubilant anniversary, which will be celebrated on the state level, and in Zakarpattia the state's representatives will join the events,” Moskal added.