Unity Day

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the Great October Revolution

November 4 - Unity Day. Another mysterious holiday for most Russians. It replaced the holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Great October Revolution, which was observed in the USSR on November 7. And, if everything was clear with the Revolution, this new holiday makes people scratch their heads in perplexity. The fact is, the holiday was declared to commemorate the liberation of Moscow from Polish invaders by the militia troops led by Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin. But for most Russians it is just a “non-working day in November”. In other words, very few people know what exactly is celebrated, but they just need to celebrate something in November, otherwise it will be difficult to hold out till New Year’s Eve. There are routine festivities taking place in parks and squares, but they are nothing special.