Every year on May 9,
Russia celebrates Victory Day to commemorate the Soviet victory in World War II
or the Great Patriotic War, as the World War II is referred
to by the Russians. The peace treaty had
been signed late on 8 May, 1945 in Berlin. Moscow (being in a different
time zone) received the news in the early hours of 9 May. The Soviet
government announced the victory early on 9 May after the signing ceremony in
May 9th became a non-labor day only
in 1965 and only in certain Soviet republics. But it was and is the holiday of
celebrating victory over Nazis and remembering all those who had died,
defending their Motherland.
On March 20th (2019) many
people congratulated each other with beginning of Spring. Also, we can call it
Astronomical spring or vernal equinox.
spring and autumn equinoxes are considered to be the astronomical beginning of
the seasons of the same name.
The spring equinox is an astronomical
phenomenon in which the center of the Sun, in its visible motion along the
Ecliptic, crosses the celestial equator. The vernal equinox begins between
March 19 and 21, at different points of the planet at different times. The time
of the equinox is related both to the geographical location of the countries
and to the duration of calendar years.
On February 23 Russia celebrates
the Day of military glory of Russia — Day of the Defender of Fatherland.
By tradition, this day congratulate not only the current defenders of the
Fatherland, but also the defenders of potential – in other words, all men from
small to large. It is becoming more common for
women who serve in the military to be honored on this day, and this challenges
the traditionally masculine aspect of the holiday.