The absorption division at the Ministry of education sent schools a letter, which are encouraged to show understanding and tolerance of new year 31 December and the lack of students in the classroom on 1 January.
In the letter, in particular, explains that the New year for people from countries of the former USSR is a major and non-secular holiday of the year, it was not the religious character and signifies the beginning of a new year in the Gregorian calendar.
In Sep talk of a great outreach that was conducted with officials of the Ministry of education Constantine Razvozov («Yesh Atid»). He, in particular, requested to treat with understanding to the traditions of the Russian-speaking community and cancel the exams that were scheduled for January 1.
The press service of the Ministry of education announced that Constantine Razvozov thanked the staff of the Agency for understanding.
In defense of the holiday was also made by the Deputy from «the Zionist camp» Ksenia Svetlova. She has achieved cancellation of the exam Tanaku that in a school in Rishon LeZion was appointed on 1 January.