This day in Ukraine and in the world


December 14 is the Day of honoring the participants in the liquidation of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and World Monkey Day.

Still today is Soul Birds Release Day, Free Shipping Day in the USA, Roasted Chestnut Day, Cookie and Gravy Day, Marseille Chowder Day and Alabama State Day. In Japan, 47 Ronin Remembrance Day, and in India, Energy Saving Day.

Orthodox holiday: Day of St. Naum, Day of Remembrance of the Martyr Ananias of Persia Day of Remembrance of the Righteous Philaret the Merciful.

Day of honoring the participants in the liquidation of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

On April 26, 1986, one of the largest accidents at nuclear power plants occurred – the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP).

The date of celebration is December 14, the day when the construction of the sarcophagus over the destroyed fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was completed.

International Monkey Day

The holiday in honor of these animals appeared as a joke among the students of the University of Michigan. One of the students in 2000 marked December 14 on the calendar as Monkey Day. Then the comic undertaking ended with a comic holiday marked by students. However, the joke gradually grew into a tradition, and the Internet made it international.

Also on this day:

1896 – The first underground railway was opened in Glasgow – the city underground;

1911 – Roald Amundsen’s expedition reaches the South Pole for the first time;

1958 – The third Soviet Antarctic expedition for the first time reached the pole of inaccessibility in Antarctica – the point furthest from the coast of the mainland;

2004 – The highest Millau viaduct bridge was opened in the south of France;

2009 – The world’s first mobile network based on Long Term Evolution technology was launched in the center of Stockholm.

Religious holiday

This day marks the memory of the holy prophet Nahum, who lived in Galilee in the 7th century BC. Almost no information has been preserved about his life, however, a book of prophecies is known that came out from the pen of Naum shortly after the fall of Thebes in 663 BC.

The book takes place in Nineveh, the capital of the powerful Assyrian kingdom. Naum predicts a severe but fair punishment for the sinful inhabitants of the city. And indeed, soon after the appearance of the book of prophecies, Nineveh fell under the blow of enemies, was completely destroyed and ceased to exist.

The Orthodox Church honors St. Naum – one of the 12 minor prophets, who was considered the patron saint of the disciples, for which he was nicknamed the Literate. Previously, Teacher’s Day fell on this date. It was from December 14 that children were sent to study: a prayer service was served, they asked for blessings on the child, and they invited a deacon, who was considered a teacher, to the house.

Name day: Anton, Dmitri, Nahum, Porfiry.

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