Housing and Utilities Day in 2020

Housing and communal services workers will celebrate Housing and Communal Services Day in March 17, 2020.

This is not a fixed date, but a moving date that changes annually. The holiday is considered to be a general one, both for public utilities and for employees of workshops (shoe shops, ateliers for sewing clothes or curtains), public houses, various salons (hairdressers, beauty salons). Employees of enterprises, their relatives and friends take part in various celebrations.

People working in the field of providing household services to the population strive to make the lives of those around them more comfortable and convenient. This holiday attracts additional attention to service organizations, allows you to raise the topical issues that workers face on weekdays on the agenda.

History of the holiday

It is not difficult to calculate what date the Housing and Utilities Day will be in 2020, because the celebration date changes annually and always settles on the third Sunday of the first spring month. The "birthday" of the holiday is considered October 1, 1980, when it was established by the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Soviet Union. The corresponding decree appeared in the law "On holidays and memorable days."

Until 1988, the festivities associated with this day fell on the fourth Sunday of July, as employees of housing and communal services were honored simultaneously with trade workers. Then it was decided to separate Housing and Public Utilities Day from Trade Day. Today, public utilities celebrate their professional holiday in March.

Attention! Housing and communal services day has deeper "roots". Even Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (1649) issued a decree "On the City Deanery" in which the monarch obliged each individual court to have an official janitor in the service.

In 1959, ZhEKi (housing maintenance offices) were established on the territory of the USSR. They were located on the ground floor of the houses. The task of the Housing Office was to solve communal issues, to provide the population with a full range of additional services, for example, international telephony, urgent repair work.


Each team respects its own traditions. Congratulations to the authorities, awarding with diplomas and bonuses of distinguished employees remain common. Service representatives from different areas of large cities exchange experiences, for which conferences or seminars are organized. They are preparing for this day in advance, so speakers sometimes offer really effective ways to reduce the cost of electricity, water consumption, and other resources.

Colleagues openly discuss among themselves the difficulties in order to improve the quality of the service provided and working conditions for representatives of various service departments. Discussions of methods that can help consumers better manage utilities are considered mandatory.

This day, as a rule, is divided into two parts: official events smoothly pass into corporate evenings. In some cities, local government forces hold concerts at which amateur ensembles, dance and theater groups perform.

Interesting Facts

Much attention is being paid to improving housing conditions and saving planetary resources in all civilized countries. Representatives of different cultures regularly suggest innovations, as the search for the best solutions does not stop. Some ideas seem rather unusual, while others could be safely applied in Russia.

Interesting Facts:

  • Iceland is known for its geysers. It is noteworthy that many houses here are heated due to the heat that these hot volcanic sources generously endow with the inhabitants of the country.
  • It is difficult to imagine how a battery built into the floor can warm up all the rooms of a house, providing it with a comfortable microclimate. However, it is precisely this way of heating buildings that is gaining in popularity in South Korea.
  • Most residents of Turkey do not pay for hot water due to the fact that it is heated by the sun: solar panels are installed on the roofs of houses that absorb energy from space.
  • Australians use rainwater to irrigate gardens and gardens for sanitary purposes. It is customary to equip private yards with rainwater collection systems.

While many countries are trying to save on energy consumption, the UK allows saving not all of its citizens. Here, residents of prestigious areas pay an additional tax - municipal. At the expense of the elite, the costs of maintaining the police, fire services, even city officials are paid more.

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