Holiday in Russia: November 4th, 2014: Unity Day…

I am going to take a holiday today as it is an official holiday in Russia. I asked Sveta what holiday is was and she told me, “Yeltsin made holiday!” So since that did not answer my question and Sveta who really dislikes the thinking and thoughts of Yeltsin (President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999.), I decided to look elsewhere and discover my desires for information, as I sipped a great cup of coffee here in Korolev, Russia…

So November 4 is a federal holiday in the Russian Federation. That means everything is closed, literally in Russia. If November 4 falls on a weekend, the public holiday usually moves to the following Monday…

That answered when, but I wanted why?

Why? – Unity Day commemorates a Russian uprising that extracted Moscow from Polish-Lithuanian occupation on November 4, 1612. In 1649, Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich made November 4 a public holiday. Russians danced in the streets with joy and love until 1917. The holiday was ended abruptly and in 1918, the Bolsheviks reinstated a replacement holiday on November 7, to promote the Revolution of 1917. But during Yeltsin’s reign of power as president, November 4 once again became a public holiday (like in the old days) in 2005, the Russian Parliament removed November 7 from the list of official public holidays and introduced Unity Day and that is how it stands as of today…

I myself will tell you that mainly it is a day off holiday for most Russians. A day of rest and relaxation, but Sveta had to work today. For her IBM Servers at the bank never rest and she has to do certain functions and updates when everyone is gone…

What a bummer, so I decided to write on my books and then I decided to write this small article about November 4th, 2013: Unity Day in Russia…

Have a great cup of coffee! I just did… 🙂

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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