April 16, several holidays are celebrated in different countries - Russia, Bulgaria, Armenia.
Among them - professional holidays and popular days.
Armenian Day of the Police Officer
April 16, Armenia marks the Day of WorkerPolice. On this day in 2001, the law "On Police" was passed. Traditionally, the festive date is celebrated by laying wreaths at the grave of an unknown soldier in Yerevan Victory Park. In all police departments congratulate the most distinguished workers of the year and give them state awards and certificates. Also, the police receive congratulations from the Armenian president and regional officials. In many localities, large celebrations are held, timed to coincide with a significant date. The day of a police officer in Armenia is non-working.
In Armenia, the Day of the Police Officer is widely celebrated not only by the policemen themselves, but also by the rest of the residents.
Day of the first constitution and Day of the lawyer in Bulgaria
April 16, 1879 in Bulgaria was adoptedThe first independent constitution, called the Tyrnovsky, is named after the ancient capital of Bulgaria. The constitution was established by the first Great People's Assembly formed after the overthrow of Turkish rule. The document proclaimed Bulgaria a constitutional republic, but in subsequent years the monarchs were gaining more and more influence in governing the state, and in 1934 a new constitution was adopted. After the adoption of Soviet power in 1947, the main document of the country was again replaced, the following changes occurred in 1971, and the current constitution dates back to 1991. However, Bulgarians still remember the day when their country finally became independent.
Many Bulgarians oppose the modern constitution and urge the return of Tyrnov.
April in Bulgaria is rich for holidays. On April 16, Day of the lawyer is also celebrated here. The holiday was adopted in 1991. On this day, lawyers receive congratulations from management and incentive awards.
Day of Nikita Vodopol in Russia
April 16 in Russia is celebrated an old holiday,Dedicated to the Greek Orthodox Hegumen Nikita the Confessor. On the signs, it is on this day that ice begins to melt, and the ponds are knocked out from under the icy captivity. The entire economy of the Russian peasants depended on the height of the flood, so they prayed intensely to Saint Nikita and calculated by the signs of the volume of water. It was also believed that on this day a water wave awakens, which must be appeased, so that it does not flood the fields and bring a lot of fish. The bread was thrown into the water, porridge, oil, and sometimes even sacrificed a horse.