In December 2018, Ukrainians received an additional day off, taking into account that
the rest days now make up one third of the month – 11 days off and 20 workers.
On Tuesday, December 25, Ukraine will celebrate Catholic Christmas. This holiday was recognized as a national last year, which implies an official day of rest for the whole country. Weekend will also be Christmas Eve – December 24 (Monday), however, this working day is postponed to the previous Saturday, December 22.
Similarly, Ukraine will celebrate the New Year. The last working day this year, December 31, will be a holiday, since it falls on Monday, preceding the official holiday – January 1. Instead, Ukrainians will come to work on Saturday, December 29th.