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MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. Festive events on the occasion of knowledge Day and beginning of new academic year in schools of Moscow will be held until 3 September inclusive. In connection with the holidays, a specific date will be decided by the educational institution, reported Tuesday on the official portal of the mayor of the capital, citing a Department of education.

“Events associated with the beginning of the school year, schools can spend on 3 of September”, – quotes the portal of the Deputy head of the Moscow Department of education Pavel Karpov. According to him, the Department has encouraged schools to organize these activities with the plans of the parents and the pupils themselves.

The Director of the school of “Pokrovsky quarter,” Ilya he in an interview said that the Sabbath almost all the city’s schools is not academic day . In his opinion, if schools are planning a gala event on 1 September, it is better to hold them outside of educational institutions, and other urban educational arenas.

Knowledge day – a holiday beginning of a new academic year in Russia is celebrated on 1 September since 1984. Traditionally the Day of knowledge coincides with the date of the beginning of the new academic year, 2018 September 1 falls on a Saturday.