The Day of Forest Workers is celebrated on the third Sunday of September. It is a professional holiday of people whose labor multiplies forest riches and promotes their sustainable use. The date was set by the decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from October 1, 1980 «On public holidays and commemorative days».
Forests have been and remain the most important natural resources in the vast areas of the country. Conservation, multiplication, thoughtful and rational use of this precious national treasure is a duty not only of forestry, but also of all the society.