Day of the cultural worker of Russia (25/03)

Alexander Sokolov, who then held the post of Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, spoke about the need to establish such a professional holiday in the spring of 2007. He explained that the March date was chosen due to the fact that many regions celebrate their own cultural worker's day, and the minister also drew attention to the fact that the date of the federal Cultural Worker's Day must be "divorced from other professional holidays."