Holidays

  • St. Patrick's Day 2020

    The traditional Irish holiday has long been famous throughout the world. One of the Sundays of March will turn green and let everyone know that St. Patrick's Day has come. The centuries-old history of the holiday has gained many traditions. Russia will not be an exception, in 2020 it is expected to hold a St. Patrick's parade in Moscow. ...
  • Purim in 2020

    Religious and secular Jews and those interested in the history of Israel will celebrate Purim in 2020. This day is especially significant for the Jewish people, since it is associated with the legend of the salvation of the Jews who lived in Persia during the reign of King Artaxerxes. Purim is the embodiment of faith in God and justice. ...
  • Librarian Day 2020

    Librarian Day is dedicated to everyone who takes care of books, helps others to explore the world and acquire new knowledge. How many celebrate Librarian's Day in Russia and what is the history of this holiday? Date In the calendar of Russian holidays you can see the official name - All-Russian Library Day. ...
  • Hermitage Cat Day in 2020

    Every year in St. Petersburg, the Hermitage Cat Day is held, and we offer to find out what is special about this holiday, what date it will be in 2020 and who decides what the date will be. Today, “Hermics” (the so-called fluffy guards of the museum) is one of the exclusive highlights of the Hermitage and a kind of “tourist brand” of the northern capital. ...
  • Food at Lent in 2020 by day

    Lent is considered the main one in Orthodoxy, it is the strictest and longest post of the year - for 7 weeks, believers limit themselves to food, entertainment and carnal joys. When does fasting begin in 2020, how to abide by it, what rules and dietary restrictions should be observed by day? From history to the present, Abstinence before the Resurrection of Christ is associated with the number 40 - for so many days Jesus Christ fasted in the wilderness. ...
  • Eid al-Adha in 2020

    In 2020, the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha will be celebrated in all countries professing Islam. Celebrations are also held in Russia, but only in certain regions - Tatarstan, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Adygea and some other republics, as well as in Moscow. Nowadays, the holiday has acquired modern notes, although the main traditions of the Muslims have successfully preserved. ...
  • Doctor's Day 2020

    Worldwide, Doctor's Day 2020 will be celebrated in early October. This holiday belongs to all medical staff (regardless of specialization) and students of relevant educational institutions. It is not very popular in Russia, and even unknown among the population, although it is noted in narrow circles. Important! ...
  • Criminal Investigation Day in Russia in 2020

    In 2020, the Criminal Investigation Day in Russia will traditionally be celebrated by detectives, investigators, criminologists and representatives of other professions involved in the investigation of crimes. And although a professional holiday is not an official day off, for employees of the unit this is a special day, as they receive congratulations and gifts from colleagues, superiors, and relatives. ...
  • Jewish New Year 2020: date and traditions

    Jewish New Year 2020 is a time of prayer and repentance. It has nothing to do with the holiday, which is celebrated in European countries or America. Rosh Hashanah (as the Jews call the New Year) has a deep meaning. Long ceremonies and traditions emphasize the peculiarity and importance of the holiday. Dates of the celebration of Rosh Hashanah does not coincide with the European New Year. ...
  • Groundhog Day 2020

    Groundhog Day in large scale in 2020 will be celebrated in Canada and the United States. A tradition was born to predict the weather by the behavior of the animal almost a century and a half ago. Now it has become a national holiday for which thousands of people gather. Celebrate it in some European countries, but in Russia, the holiday almost did not take root. ...
  • Grandparents Day 2020

    Congratulate dear elderly people with Grandparents Day in Russia in 2020 at the end of October. On this family holiday, it is customary to give fresh flowers in a pot. Although you can please loved ones with nice gifts. The best present may be a joint pastime - going to the theater or a movie, a walk in the park, a city tour, dinner in a cafe, etc. ...
  • Dentist Day 2020

    In 2020, Dentists Day will be celebrated by prosthetists, dentists, dental surgeons, their assistants and students of specialized educational institutions. Professional holiday is known mainly in narrow medical circles. Among the population, Dentist Day is little known, although annual measures are taken to popularize it. ...
  • Seeing off winter in 2020

    In 2020, the farewell to the winter will traditionally be arranged at Shrovetide. In this Christian holiday, many pagan customs and rituals have been preserved. A busy program in most cities is carried out on weekends, although entertainment events are often organized throughout all 7 days. The origin of the festival Maslenitsa is a special holiday before Lent, which lasts a week (Monday to Sunday). ...
  • Water Day 2020

    One of the most important environmental holidays in 2020 will be Water Day. And although it will be celebrated for the 18th time, it is not very popular among the population. The events held on this day will mainly be aimed at preserving water resources, improving the environmental situation and finding a solution to the problem of shortage of drinking water. ...
  • Will the New Year holidays be canceled in 2020?

    There has been talk in the State Duma for a long time that it would be nice to reduce the number of days off for employees on the occasion of the New Year holidays. In 2019, the well-deserved weekend was not taken away, but will they be canceled in 2020? Politicians are completely different. Reasons for change In 2019, the Russians “walked” for 10 whole days (from January 30 to January 8), since the 30th, 5th and 6th numbers fell on the weekend. ...
  • Valentine's Day 2020

    When will Valentine's Day in 2020, all young people know. After all, this is a celebration of love and romance, manifestations of feelings and confessions. Now it is very popular in European states and the USA, but in many Muslim countries it is banned by Islam. Date of celebration Valentine's Day for centuries is celebrated on February 14th. ...
  • Vietnam New Year 2020: what date

    In 2020, the Vietnamese New Year will once again be celebrated noisily and cheerfully. After all, this is one of the main holidays in the country. It has many interesting traditions and customs that have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Tet (the so-called New Year in Vietnam) is not only a fun family holiday, but also a show of respect for the older generation, reverence for the dead. ...
  • Earth Hour 2020

    In 2020, Earth Hour will be held in different parts of the world. The international environmental action will be held for the 12th time. Every year, the number of participants across the planet, including in Russia, is increasing. According to recent data, in previous years more than 2 billion people out of more than 7 thousand participated in it. ...
  • Theater Day 2020: what date

    In 2020, Theater Day in Russia and around the world will be celebrated on the same day, since the date of the celebration is set internationally. This holiday has long ceased to be just professional, as it applies not only to theater workers, but also to spectators. In some countries, preparations for it last for months, and events take place over several weeks. ...
  • Educator's Day 2020

    Educator's Day in 2020 will be celebrated in all preschool institutions of the country. A professional holiday is known not only among kindergarten workers, but also parents of young children, because there is an opportunity to thank the nannies and teachers for their work, patience and wisdom. The significance of this profession cannot be overestimated, since in a preschool institution a child acquires first knowledge and skills, undergoes adaptation in a social society, and acquires skills on which its further development and success depends. ...