The last month of autumn - November - heralds the arrival of winter. The foliage is crumbling and the streets are gray and sad. As luck would have it, in November there are no important festivities … But this month there are many other interesting dates that can be fun to celebrate. For example, on November 19, several holidays fall at once, the existence of which you, perhaps, did not even know.
November 19 - International Men's Day
On November 19, the world community celebrates International Men's Day. Initially, this official holiday in honor of the stronger sex was introduced in the United States in the 60s of the last century, but then it "did not take root." Later, since 1999, International Men's Day began to be celebrated in Tobago and Trinidad, after which the tradition of celebrating it began to spread throughout the world. The African country was also joined by the inhabitants of North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
Also, on November 19, the name days are celebrated for Alexander, Arseny, Anatoly, Victor, Vasily, German, Gabriel, Claudius, Nikolai, Nikita, Nina and Seraphima.
This men's holiday appeared as an analogue of the International Women's Day, since men - for all their strength - also need care, warmth and attention. Gradually, gender discrimination began to level out, and to a certain extent, thanks to this holiday, an excellent opportunity appeared to evaluate the role of representatives of the male half of humanity in the family, his irreplaceable participation in raising children, which is of great importance.
November 19 - Day of missile forces and artillery
This memorable day was established to commemorate the enormous merits of the artillery and rocket forces in the struggle as a sign of victory over the German invaders in the Battle of Stalingrad. The holiday was established in 1944. At first it was called the Day of Artillery, and 20 years later it was renamed the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery.
Artillery is one of the most important branches of the RF Armed Forces. On November 19, the merits of the military can be appreciated by the public, since it is customary to organize demonstration parades, exercises and shooting in honor of this holiday.
November 19 - Day of the glass industry worker
On November 19, workers in the glass industry celebrate their professional holiday. This date coincides with the birthday of the great Russian scientist M. V. Lomonosov, who created one of the recipes for obtaining glass for mosaic art.
It is also worth noting that glass was first obtained more than five thousand years ago. Despite its rather rich history, the glass industry began to develop only at the end of the 19th century, and the sheet glass itself appeared already in the 20th century.
November 19 - World Toilet Day
World Toilet Day is one of the more original holidays. Installed on November 19 as World Toilet Day during an international conference held in Singapore in 2001.
The celebration of World Toilet Day was first held in 2002. Since that time, this date has been celebrated in many countries of the world every year.
Representatives of various continents - North America, Asia and Europe, which were part of national toilet organizations, took part in a large environmental forum. As a result of the conference, some normative acts were adopted. Including the World Toilet Organization was established. Its newly minted members became the initiators of such a kind of holiday.