Donetsk, Dec 15 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin has signed a decree on new official public holidays to mark Republic’s Day, Easter, Pentecost and DPR’s reunification with Russia.

Pushilin’s Decree No 53 adds the following public holidays: Donetsk People’s Republic Day (May 11), Day of DPR reunification with Russia (30 September), Easter (Sunday) and Pentecost (Sunday).

If a public holiday falls on a non-working day, the day which follows the public holiday is a day-off. The decree came into force on Thursday. It cancels DPR Head’s decree of December 13, 2018 on public holidays in the DPR.

The international treaty on the Donetsk People’s Republic’s accession to Russia was signed on September 30, 2022. On that day, the Republic became a part of Russia.*jk