The first associations that arise when mentioning the May holidays are, of course, May Day and Victory Day. But in reality, every day of the year is a small holiday, and often more than one. If you turn to a special list, you will find that May is extremely rich in significant dates. What can be noted on the 25th?
The Day of the Philologist is celebrated on May 25. This is a professional holiday for all people with a philological education and who have found themselves in such fields as linguistics, linguistics, librarianship, teaching, etc. Philology is the general name for a whole group of different disciplines, such as literary criticism, textual criticism, etc. In Russia, the Day of the Philologist practically coincides with the Day of Slavic Written Language and Culture, which falls on the 24th. But if the day of the philologist is celebrated mainly by students and teachers, then the Day of Slavic Written Language is celebrated by all Orthodox believers, since it is timed to the Day of Remembrance of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
Philologist Day is celebrated following the Day of Slavic Written Language
May is rich in professional holidays. On the 25th, along with the Day of the Philologist, the Day of the Chemist is celebrated. It was established in 1980 by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR "On holidays and memorable dates." Like philologist's day, chemist's day is celebrated mainly by students. The holiday has a number of unusual traditions, for example, every year it is held under the sign of one or another element of the periodic table.
The largest holiday celebrated on the 25th is, of course, Africa Day, which opens the Week of Solidarity with the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories. The UN General Assembly proposed to celebrate the memorable date in 1999. The number was not chosen by chance: May 25 is the official Day of the Liberation of Africa.
Nation Day in Argentina
The date of May 25 is of great importance for the Argentines. On this day, they celebrate the Day of the Nation, one of the most significant public holidays. Its second name is Revolution Day. More than two hundred years ago, in May 1810, the Argentines managed to create a junta - the first government independent from Spain.
World thyroid day
May 25 is a significant date for the European Thyroid Association, which deals with research on the thyroid gland and its diseases. On her initiative, in 2009, World Thyroid Day was introduced. The goal of the Association was to draw attention to health problems, raise the level of public awareness about the prevention and treatment of its diseases.
On this day, conferences, forums, lectures and seminars are held around the world, where issues of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of thyroid diseases are discussed.
Day of the Turkmen carpet
Turkmen Carpet Day is a rolling holiday celebrated on the last Sunday of May, and in 2014 it falls on the 25th. Since 1992, it has been a public holiday and is held in the world's only Turkmen Carpet Museum, located in Ashgabat.