National holidays and festivals around the world in August
Oryol is a Russian city, the center of Oryol region, located on both sides of the Oka River and its tributary the Orlik.The city was founded in the 12th century, in the 15th century this territory was captured by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and residents abandoned the city. In 1566, uk.
Belgorod is a Russian city, the center of Belgorod Oblast, located on the Seversky Donets River. The Slavic city of Belgorod is believed to have been founded in the 10th century. However, it was later destroyed and the land was empty for a long time. Tsar Feodor Ioannovich revived it again.
Aleksin is a Russian city in Tula region, located 60 km northwest of Tula, on both banks of the Oka River and on the Kaluga-Tula railroad. It is one of the oldest cities in the region. The official date of the founding of the city counts.
Yoshkar-Ola is a city in Russia, the capital of the Republic of Mari El, the city is located on the banks of the Malaya Kokshaga River, a left tributary of the Volga. Until the middle of the 16th century, the territory of modern Yoshkar-Ola was part of the Galician Kingdom of Kazan Khanate. In October 1552 .
1716 Omsk 2022 Omsk celebrates City Day on the 1st Saturday in August. In 2022, the date is August 6.
Omsk is a Russian city, the center of the Omsk region, and is located at the intersection of the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Irtysh River. In 1716 by order of Peter I a fortress was founded at the mouth of the river Omi. This fortress was called Omsk fortress. In 1771.
1777 Luga 2022 Luga celebrates the city day on the 1st Sunday in August. In 2022 this date is August 6.
Luga is a Russian city, the administrative center of Luga district of Leningrad region. It is located on the Luga River and is located 140 kilometers south of St. Petersburg. Luga is first mentioned in Laurentian Chronicle under the year 947: ras.
1889 Anadyr 2022 Anadyr celebrates the city day on the 1st Saturday in August. In 2022 the date is August 6.
Anadyr is a port city in Russia, the administrative center of the Chukotka Autonomous Area. It is located in the Far North, on the shores of the Bering Sea. The name of the city appears on the pages of historical chronicles in different versions: Onandyr – Chukchi.
Suzdal is a Russian city located in the Vladimir region, on the river Kamenka, a tributary of the river Nerl. The first mention of Suzdal dates back to 1024. At the beginning of the 12th century, the city was the center of the Rostov-Suzdal principality. In 1157 Andrei Bogolyubsky.
1146 Kozelsk 2022 Kozelsk celebrates the city day on the 2nd Saturday in August. In 2022, the date is August 13.
Kozelsk is a Russian town in Kaluga Oblast, the administrative center of Kozelsk District. Located on the left bank of the river Zizdra (a tributary of the Oka), 72 km from Kaluga. The first mention of Kozelsk in the Russian chronicles dates back to 1146. Starting from s.
1838 Yalta 2022 Yalta celebrates city day on the 2nd Saturday in August. In 2022 this date – August 13.
Yalta is a resort city and a major port on the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula. Yalta lies on the Black Sea coast in the valleys of two mountain rivers – Uchan-Su (Vodopadnaya) and Derokoyka (Bystroya). From the land the city is surrounded by a semicircle of mountains. Yalta is located at 79.
1871 Ivanovo 2022 date of the day of the city is unique for each year.In 2022 the date – August 13.
Ivanovo is the center of Ivanovo Region of the Russian Federation, located on both banks of the Uvod River. In 1871, the village of Ivanovo merged with Voznesensky Posad, and the city was named Ivanovo-Voznesensk. The Patriotic War of 1812 helped in its development.
Totma is a city in Russia, the center of the Totem municipal district of the Vologda region. The city is located on the bank of the river Sukhona, roughly in the middle between Vologda and Veliky Ustyug.It is believed that Totma was founded in 1137, but there are many.
Soligalich 2022 Soligalich celebrates the day of the city on the 1st Sunday in August. In 2022, the date is August 14.
Soligalich is a Russian town, a district center in the Kostroma region, on the right bank of the Kostroma River. The town appears around the Resurrection Monastery in 1335 under the name of Sol-Galitskaya. In 1450 the settlement was annexed to the Moscow Grand Duchy.
Yaroslavl is an old Russian city, the center of Yaroslavl region of the Russian Federation, located at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers.The city was founded in 1010 by Yaroslav the Wise as a fortress to protect the north-eastern borders of Russia. It was the first Christian.
1221 Nizhny Novgorod 2022 Nizhny Novgorod celebrates City Day on the 3rd Saturday in August. In 2022 this date is August 20.
Nizhny Novgorod is a Russian city, center of the Volga Federal District, located on the banks of the Oka River, where it flows into the Volga. The city was founded by Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich in 1221 to protect the Russian borders from the Mordva and Tatars. В 1341.
1293 Vyborg 2022 The date of the day of the city is unique for each year.In 2022, this date is August 20.
Vyborg is a city in Russia, the administrative center of the Vyborg district of Leningrad region. The city is located 130 kilometers northwest of St. Petersburg. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Vyborg, located in the northeastern part of the Gulf of Finland.
1679 Kurgan 2022 The date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022, this date is August 20.
Kurgan is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Kurgan Oblast. Located on the Tobol River.It is believed that the first settled in the area peasant Timothy Nevezhin, in 1679, he cut down a hut on the bank of the Tobol near the ancient kurgan.
1723 Yekaterinburg 2022 The date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022, this date is August 20.
Yekaterinburg (in Soviet times – Sverdlovsk) – Russian city, located on the border of Europe and Asia, on the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains, in the floodplain of the Iset River.The city was founded by building on the initiative of VN Tatishchev on the banks of the Ise.
1848 Eisk 2022 Eisk celebrates city day on the 3rd Saturday in August. In 2022 the date is August 20.
Yeisk – resort city on the Azov coast of Russia, Yeysk center Yeysk district of Krasnodar Krai. The city is located at the base of the spit Yeysk, between the Gulf of Taganrog and Yeysk estuary of the Azov Sea. The city takes its name from the river Yeya, flowing into the Yeisk.
1925 Ozery 2022 Date of the city day is unique for each year.2022 this date is August 20.
Ozyory – a city in Russia, the administrative center of the urban district of Ozyory, Moscow region. In ancient times, on the site of the city was a village Ozerok or Ozerki, named for the many lakes located between it and the Oka. The first settlements in these lands.
1931 Abakan 2022 Date of the day of the city is unique for each year.In 2022, this date – August 20.
Abakan is a Russian city, the capital of the Republic of Khakassia, the city is located in southern Siberia, in the heart of the Asian continent at the confluence of the Abakan River with the Yenisei. Ancient settlements at the mouth of the Abakan River have been known since the Bronze Age. There was a famous.
Cheboksary (Chuvash. Shupashkar) is a Russian city, the capital of the Chuvash Republic, the city is located on the Volga uplands on the right bank of the Volga River, now the Cheboksary Reservoir.Around the 13th-14th century, the city was the site of Bulgarian-Chu.
1929 Ukhta 2022 The date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022 this date is August 21.
Ukhta is a Russian city located in the Komi Republic on the Ukhta River, a tributary of the Pechora. On August 21, 1929, an OGPU expedition founded the village of Chibya here. In October 1929, the expedition began drilling wells. A year later, the wells gave industrial yields.
Veliky Novgorod is a Russian city, the administrative center of the Novgorod region, and the City of Military Glory. It is located in the north-west of the country, in the Preilmenskaya lowlands, on the river Volkhov, near the lake Ilmen. It is one of the oldest and most famous cities in Russia.
990 Vladimir 2022 The date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022, the date – August 27.
Vladimir is one of the ancient “pearls” of Russia, the center of the Vladimir region of the Russian Federation, located on the left bank of the river Klyazma.It is known that on the site of the city were settlements of different peoples. The first mention of the Slavic city begins with.
1095 Ryazan 2022 Date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022, this date – August 27.
Ryazan is a Russian city, the administrative center of the Ryazan region, located at the confluence of the Trubezh River with the Oka. It is among the thirty largest cities in Russia.In ancient times, Ryazan was called the city downstream of the Oka, the capital of the Ryazan principality. В .
1150 Yelnia 2022 The date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022, this date is August 27.
Yelnya is a Russian town, the administrative center of the Yelninsky district of the Smolensk region. Located 82 kilometers from Smolensk, in the upper Desna River (a tributary of the Dnieper). The town got its name from the old Russian word “spruce”, which means “fir”. For the first time.
1154 Dmitrov 2022 The date of the day of the city is unique for each year.In 2022, this date – August 27.
Dmitrov is one of the oldest cities in the Moscow region, the administrative center of Dmitrov district. It is situated on the river Yakhroma (Volga basin) and the Moscow channel, 65 km north of Moscow.The city was founded in 1154 by Yury Dolgoruky as a foothill.
1166 Velikie Luki 2022 Velikie Luki celebrates City Day on the 4th Saturday in August. In 2022, the date is August 27.
Velikie Luki is a Russian city in the Pskov Oblast, located within the Lovatskaya Lowlands, on the banks of the Lovet River. The city is considered a border town: it is only 80 km from Belarus and about 200 km from Lithuania.The Lovov river runs through the entire city.
1371 Kaluga 2022 The date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022, this date is August 27.
Kaluga is a city in central Russia, the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast. The city is located on the banks of the Oka, near the Yachenka River. The first reliable mention of Kaluga is found in the letter of Lithuanian Grand Duke Olgerd in 1371. This year counts.
1628 Krasnoyarsk 2022 Date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022 this date – August 27.
Krasnoyarsk – Russian city, capital of the Krasnoyarsk region, located on both banks of the Yenisei.The city was founded in 1628 between the rivers Kachi and Yenisei as a military fortification. Built stockaded town was called Krasny, later Krasny Yar. Status of the town Krasny.
1708 Kalach-on-Don 2022 Kalach-on-Don celebrates city day on the last Saturday in August. In 2022 the date is August 27.
Kalach-on-Don is a Russian city in Volgograd Oblast, the administrative center of Kalach district, located 85 kilometers west of Volgograd. The city is located on the left bank of the Tsimlyanskoye Reservoir, on a bend of the Don River. The city appeared as.
1743 Orenburg 2022 Date of the city day is unique for each year.In 2022, the date – August 27.
Orenburg is a Russian city located along the Ural River near the confluence of the Sakmara River into it. The city is the administrative center of the Orenburg region. The fortress was originally founded in August 1735 on the site of the present Orsk, this explains.
1825 Essentuki 2022 Essentuki celebrates the city day on the last Saturday in August. In 2022 this date is August 27.
Yessentuki is a Russian city in the Stavropol region, part of the Caucasian Mineral Waters group, located 640 m above sea level in the valley of the Podkumok River.The riches of the Pyatigorsk region have long attracted people’s attention. On June 22, 1717 Peter I of.
1831 Gelendzhik 2022 Gelendzhik celebrates a city day on the 4th Saturday in August. In 2022 the date – August 27.
Gelendzhik – a city in the Krasnodar Territory of Russia, located on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, between Novorossiysk and Dzhubga in Gelendzhik Bay. The city is surrounded on all sides by the spurs of the Markotkh Ridge (Adygean for “berry”, “blackberry”).
Zaslavl (Belorussian Zaslavie) is an ancient town in the Minsk Region, located where the Svisloch River flows into the Zaslavskoye Reservoir. It is only 27 km from the Belarusian capital. First mentioned in chronicles in the description of the march 1127-1128 .
1152 Kostroma 2022 The date of the day of the city is unique for each year. 2022 this date is August 28.
Kostroma is a Russian city, center of the Kostroma region, and a major port on the Volga River, located on both banks of the Volga and the old mouth of the Kostroma River. The foundation of the city is attributed to Yury Dolgoruky in 1152. In 1213, during a strife between the children of .
1958 Soligorsk 2022 Soligorsk celebrates the city day on the last Sunday of August. In 2022, the date is August 28.
Soligorsk (Belorussian: Saligorsk) is a town in the south of the Minsk region on the river Sluch, the center of Soligorsk district. It is located on the bank of the Soligorsk Reservoir. Salihorsk is the terminal station on the Soligorsk-Slutsk railway line.
Kazan (tat. Qazan) is a Russian city, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, located on the left bank of the Volga River, at the confluence of the Kazanka River into it.When the city was founded, no one knows exactly. According to the accepted official version – in 1005. Although at the time of the pro.
Naberezhnye Chelny is a Russian city, located in the northeastern part of Tatarstan, on the left bank of the river Kama.The city (called Yar Chally) was founded in 1172 as a military fortress, which ensured the safety of navigation on the Kama. The city was marked.
Nurlat is a city in Russia, the administrative center of the Nurlat District of Tatarstan. The city is located on the tributary of the Volga, Kondurcha River, 224 km from Kazan.According to scientists from the Institute of History and Archaeology, the ancient settlements on the territory of Nurlat district.
Festivals in August
August 1, 2012 in many cities of Russia and neighboring countries for the first time a flash mob “Femininity” was held, organized by the blogger, writer, author of books on women’s destiny Olga Valyaeva.The event was supported in 90 cities.
In mid-summer the so-called Vasnetsovsky Plenary is held in Kirov region. For the first time it was held in a small village Ryabovo in 2005 and since then artists from Russia and other countries come here to paint from life in the places where they made their .
The Edinburgh International Festival is one of the largest arts festivals in the world. It takes place in the Scottish capital every August and lasts almost a month. The Edinburgh Festival is unique.
Edinburgh Fringe Arts Festival 2022 The date of the event is unique for each year. In 2022, that date is August 5.
Every year for three weeks in August the Scottish capital Edinburgh hosts visitors and participants in the world’s largest arts festival – Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). It must be said that it is an unofficial festival.
In August, the Architectural and Ethnographic Museum-Reserve “Ludorvai” hosts an international festival of rural culture “GurtFEST”. For the first time this festival was held in 2016 as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the museum-reserve and became a bright summer sob.
One of the attractions of Italy is Siena, one of the oldest cities, a monument of architecture and culture in Italy. In the Middle Ages this city, located in the western part of the country in Tuscany, was the capital of the powerful Republic of Siena and.
Semana Grande de Bilbao is the major annual celebration of this Spanish city. It is celebrated for nine days starting on the Saturday following August 15 (Feast of the Assumption of Mary).
Peterborough Beer Festival is the second largest beer festival in Britain. It takes place in a small town in the East of England every year in the second half of August and is attended by tens of thousands of people.
Madeira Wine Festival / Festa do Vinho da Madeira – shows, folklore dances and much more in honor of the world famous drink – is a bright and cheerful event that lasts for two weeks in the fall. The festival is timed to coincide with the time of the festival.
International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower” is a parade of military bands from different countries of the world, which has no analogues among other famous Military Tattoo (i.e. military bands parades) of the world level. This is a breathtaking m.
Celebration on the Museum Embankment in Frankfurt am Main 2022 The date of the event is unique for each year. In 2022, the date is August 26.
The Museumsuferfest is the highlight of cultural life in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) – it is one of the largest and most significant cultural festivals and celebrations in Europe. The festival takes place every year for the last half a year.
Interregional Festival of Slavic Art “Russian Field” is the largest folklore festival in Russia – every summer it brings together the best folklore ensembles and craftsmen from all over the country. Today it is held on the territory of Moscow.
Festival “Long Night of Museums” in Berlin 2022 The date of the event is unique for each year. In 2022, the date is August 27.
The Long Night of Museums in Berlin (Lange Nacht der Museen) is an annual project in which around 100 different cultural institutions of the German capital take part. It takes place in the second half of August.
Every year in late August and early September Sozopol on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast becomes the cultural center of the whole region – fans of all kinds of arts from all over the country and Europe, as well as Asia and America, flock here.
The Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica) is one of the oldest international film festivals and a major event in the world of cinema. It takes place every year in the fall (more often in August-September) on the island of L.
Tomatina 2022 The date of the event is unique for each year. In 2022, the date is August 31.
Tomatina is a famous Spanish festival, also known as La Batalha del Tomate, the last week of August in Bunol, in eastern Spain, which is the start of the annual Tomato Festival.
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What different holidays are celebrated in August in different countries
The last month of summer is full of different events. Holidays in August touch different areas of life, from mountain climbing to blogging.
We’ve compiled the most interesting international celebrations for August!
1 Watermelon Day / August 3
August is associated with watermelons for most Russians. This month is just the season for this sweet delicacy, no wonder that it is August when Watermelon Day is celebrated. This holiday began in the United States, where most watermelons are eaten, and then it spread around the world. In general, the watermelon homeland is South Africa, where it came to Europe in the XI-XII centuries.
2 International Day of Traffic Lights / August 5
Traffic lights are so ingrained in our lives that it is hard to imagine the traffic without them. However, the first analogue of the traffic light was installed just over 100 years ago, in 1914 in Cleveland. It is to the date of the first installation of this regulator the international day of traffic lights. This day traditionally draws attention to traffic issues.
3 International Mountaineer Day / August 8
Climbers also have their own professional holiday in August. The date is not accidental: it was August 8, 1786, when the summit of the Alps, Mont Blanc, was conquered. On Climbers’ Day, everyone who is somehow connected with this extreme hobby participates in competitions, holds contests and gathers together.
4 World Bookworm Day / August 9
Some holidays go from the category of national to international. Such was the case with BookLover’s Day in the United States, which is now celebrated around the world. It unites everyone who loves books – from publishers to ordinary readers, those who can’t imagine their lives without rustling pages and new stories. Although it is not the only holiday associated with books, it is celebrated by people involved in the creation of books and reading lovers.
5 International Left Handers Day / August 13
Most of the world’s population is right-handed. However, there are those who from birth do everything only with their left hand. It was for them that the international day of left-handedness was initiated, which at the moment is unofficially celebrated. Since 1992, this holiday has been held annually. Its purpose is to attract the attention of manufacturers, who produce almost all things only for right-handed people.
6 Archaeologist’s Day / August 15
This day is an unofficial professional holiday for archaeologists in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. However, in Ukraine, the day of the archaeologist is celebrated at the official level. Traditionally, on this day there is “initiation into archaeologists” and other festive events related to this sphere of activity.
7 World Stray Animal Day / August 17
There are millions of homeless animals living near us. This problem has become so acute that many organizations involved in their fate have appeared. In 1992, a holiday appeared, which is celebrated annually on the third Saturday in August. In 2019, the event fell on August 19, and on this day volunteers from around the world will hold exhibitions of homeless animals, open days at shelters and other events.
8 World Photography Day / Aug. 19
Although photographers have their own holiday, which is celebrated on July 12, Photography Day is marked on the calendar on August 19. It was on this day in 1839 that the first prototype of photography was introduced. Now we can no longer imagine our lives without photos, especially after the advent of smartphones. Photo contests and other events are held on this day.
9 International Bat Night / August 31
On the last night of August, the whole world celebrates a very unusual holiday – Bat Night. The purpose of this event is to draw attention to the problems associated with bats. Many species of these nocturnal animals are currently on the brink of extinction. The holiday is held in 30 countries, including Russia (since 2003).
10 Blog Day / August 31
Since 2005, the last day of August marks Blog Day. In the modern world, virtually everyone has their own blog on the Internet, where they publish their photos and thoughts. There are already more than 70 million blogs! On this day, an event is held to introduce bloggers to each other. For this, each author writes reviews about five blogs on different topics and publishes links to them on their own.
August celebrations bring people’s attention to important issues, remind them of important professions or just provide an occasion for fun.
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