Day of Automobile Workers was officially established in the Soviet Union in 1980. Following the dissolution of the USSR, many former Soviet republics abolished the holiday, but Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine continued to celebrate it. Day of Automobile Workers is the professional holiday of all drivers, mechanics, car plant workers and all those whose work is somehow related to motor vehicles.
Cars used to be a luxury, but now they play a very important role in people's lives. Although in former Soviet republics not everyone can afford a car, the number of car owners in these countries is increasing.
Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus even have their own automotive industry and produce cars. The largest vehicle producers in Russia are GAZ, AvtoVAZ, and KAMAZ. Best known Ukrainian manufacturers include ZAZ, Bogdan Corporation, KrAZ, and LAZ. Famous Belarusian producers include BelAZ, MAZ, and BelGee.
Day of Automobile Workers is widely celebrated in all thee countries. It is not a public holiday, but it is a non-working day for most people as it always falls on a weekend.Remind me with Google Calendar
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