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Friday, February 22, 2013

Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia

Defender of the Fatherland Day

Defender of the Fatherland Day is a holiday celebrated on February 23 in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. Was set in the Soviet Union in 1922 as the "Day of the Red Army and the Navy." From 1949 to 1993. was called "The Day of the Soviet Army and Navy." After the collapse of the Soviet Union also continued to celebrate the holiday in a number of CIS countries. In fact, despite the name of this holiday congratulate all the men even if they have not served in the military. This holiday is a holiday. Informal celebration starts a day earlier. Therefore, the majority of official establishments and the private companies in the second half of day don't work. All celebrate! Try not to plan any serious affairs on the eve of February 23. Read more about this holiday can be here.

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