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Why is the World Student Day November 17

Why is the world day of the student's November 17

Russians habitually celebrate Student's Day January 25 - St. Tatiana's Day, but the whole world celebrates the students 2 months earlier.

World Student holiday falls on 17 November.

Holiday as a day of remembrance

Day November 17 chosen day all students are notaccidentally. Back in 1946, immediately after the last fighting of the Second World War, which brought mankind a lot of pain and suffering and at the same time to reveal the real heroes, worthy of eternal memory and honor, student congress was held in Prague. This meeting was a truly global significance on it, among other things voiced by events in Czechoslovakia, occupied at the beginning of the war Nazi Germany, which resulted in lost Opletaylo.

In six years the students in Czechoslovakiaceased to exist as a class, Hitler made sure that all the higher institutions in the country were shut down and stopped their social and educational activities.

Name Jan Opletal, a simple student, to oneIt became an instant national hero due to the youth demonstrations held in late October 1939. The demonstrators decided to celebrate the anniversary of the formation of their state - Czechoslovakia. Unauthorized action was not only interrupted by the occupiers, but also sprinkled with the blood of a medical student entwine, whose funeral took place on November 15 and not without mass riots and protests of many outraged university students and academies and their teachers. Many students just a few days as a result of a violent attack on the rebel student dormitories were sent to concentration camps or executed.


It was this bold act, which became a reala symbol of courage, determination and unconquered young students became the basis for the approval of the international holiday, celebrated annually by all students of the world on 17 November.

On the day of the great Roman Tatiana Empress Elizabeth signed a decree on the establishment of the Moscow University, the day and was the starting point for the celebration of birth.

Initially, the decision to name honoring the deadas a result of the action of students was announced in 1941 in the city of London for the first international meeting of students who have dedicated their lives to the struggle against fascism, in the postwar period was the official date and adopted an international scale.
Today, regardless of affiliation tothe university faculty and students come together in unison, connecting their spirit of celebration and fun. Specially prepared for this date performances, KVN competitions and other events designed to emphasize the spirit of the holiday, and at least for a day, to make people forget about all the problems associated with the study.

In our country, the day all the students can be consideredjust two dates, one of which is the official international character, and the other is connected with the name of St. Tatiana, patroness of education, it is celebrated in the middle of the school year, and accounted for 25 January.

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