Light Industry Workers Day Date in the current year: June 12, 2016

Light Industry Workers Day Light Industry Workers Day is an official professional holiday celebrated in a number of former Soviet republics on the second Sunday in June. It is observed in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Light Industry Workers Day was officially established by the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union in 1980. After the collapse of the USSR, some of the newly created sovereign republics continued to celebrate it. This professional holiday honors all people who work in light industry.

The term “light industry” refers to industry that is consumer-oriented rather than business-oriented, and is less capital intensive than heavy industry. Light industry requires less raw materials, area and power, it produces goods that are relatively inexpensive and easy to transport. Examples of light industries include (but are not limited to) manufacturing of home appliances, consumer electronics. furniture, clothes, and shoes.

Light industry makes a considerable contribution into gross national product and plays a very important role in the economy of any country. No wonder Light Industry Workers Day is considered an important professional holiday in the countries which celebrate it.

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