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February 21. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture  

Holidays and festivals On February 21 the international community marks the International Mother Language Day. UNESCO seeks to support the language as a sign of a person’s cultural identity as about half of 6,000 spoken languages in the world are now on the verge of extinction. In addition it is worth mentioning that foreign language […]

February 20. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 20 Ukraine pays tribute to the memory of the Dignity Revolution participants and the Heavenly Hundred Heroes who defended the ideals of democracy, human rights and freedoms and the European future of Ukraine. Today the international community also celebrates the World Day of Social Justice (Social Justice Equality Day). Its purpose is to draw attention […]

February 19. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals World Marine Mammal Protection Day or World Whale Day is held on February 19 each year. The aim of this ecological date is to draw people’s attention to preservation of habitats for different creatures dwelling in the seas and oceans of our planet. Also on February 19th China is celebrating Yuan Xiao […]

February 18. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 18 The Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. Agatha. In common terms, people believed that she was the patron saint of cattle, so they prayed for animals’ health and asked to keep them from spoiling. Also  on February 18th is the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Day and it […]

February 17. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 17 The National Cat Day initiated by Italian journalist Claudi Angeletti is celebrated in Europe. It is more of a public holiday. The month of February was chosen due to the fact that it is the Aquarius period, which in Italian culture embodies free and independent spirits. Also on February […]

February 14. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 14 the entire world celebrates St. Valentine’s Day or the Day of the Beloved. In Ukraine on this day people enjoy parties, conduct flash mobs and festive activities, while numerous cafes and shops propose their customers special offers, discounts and limited editions establish special activities. Name-days: Petro (Peter), David, Vasyl […]

February 13. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 13 the international community celebrates The World Radio Day — a holiday which was proclaimed at the 36th UNESCO General Conference on initiative of Spain. The date of the celebration was not chosen by chance: it was on this very day in 1946 that the UN Radio got on the […]

February 12. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 12 the Orthodox Church pays a tribute to the memory of three great hierarchs, educators and preachers – St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. In Ukraine this day is better known as the celebration of Three Holy Hierarchs. Name–days: Vasyl (Basil), Hryhoryi (Gregory), Ivan […]

February 11. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals Each year the second Tuesday of February the world marks the Safer Internet Day. This year it falls on February 11 and its motto is «Together for the Best Internet». Its aim is promotion of better and positive use of digital technologies, especially by children and youth. Name-days: Roman, Dmytro. The most […]

February 10. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 10 the Orthodox Church pays the tribute to the memory of Ephraim the Syrian, a famous preacher and theologian. This day is unofficially called «the Day of Miracles» as according to the apocrypha any “never-before-seen wonder” may happen to you.  In folklore Ephraim has a treasure trove of nicknames such […]

February 7. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals On February 7 the Orthodox Church pays the tribute to the memory of St. Gregory the Theologian who is considered to be one of the forefathers of Christianity. This saint lived in the 3rd century AD. According to apocrypha on this day it is desirable to do the acts of kindness as […]

February 6. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

Holidays and festivals February 6 is The International Bartender Day. This day was not chosen by chance as today the Catholics celebrate the Day of St. Amandus, the patron of winemakers and beer-brewers. The bartenders celebrate their professional holiday on a grand scale establishing contests, lotteries and quizzes. Name-days For men: Tymofey (Timothy), Ivan (John), […]