Holidays December 6
Catholic Day of St. Nicholas
Christmas season opens for Catholics 6
December – the day of St. Nicholas, who is considered the patron saint of children and
travelers. Not many facts have come to our time about his
life, more and more legends – for example, about how he threw up
poor children coins in shoes. Surely it is from this legend
the tradition has gone – on the night of December 6, children put out their doorstep
shoes, and in the morning they find gifts from St. Nicholas in it.
Originated in Germany, this custom spread throughout Europe, where,
albeit with different territorial features, it has been noted
Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
In 1991, on December 6, the law “On the Armed Forces
Of Ukraine “, which proclaimed the establishment of a professional
Ukrainian army. Two years later, in 1993, the President of Ukraine
signed a decree appointing December 6 professional holiday
all military and other persons related to the army. Ukrainian
the army has survived hard times, it is still a process
reforming. However, on this day all adversities are forgotten and
the military have the opportunity to note involvement in such a noble
Constitution Day in Spain
Spain is an ancient state, so perhaps not many
know that her constitution is quite a few years old. She was accepted 6
December 1978 in a national referendum, thereby putting
end of the Franco dictatorship. Curious Detail – Constitution Day
traditionally is an open house in the Spanish Congress,
so everyone interested can see how they work
deputies in parliament.
Finnish Independence Day
December 6, 1917 the Finnish Parliament adopted
the decision to separate from Russia. Since then this day
known to all Finns as Independence Day. A holiday is celebrated
very wide and in a big way – ceremonial
services, parades and processions take place in the streets, and in the evening everything
certainly ends with folk festivals or more formal
by balls. The day begins with the rise of the state
flag – a symbol of independence; later cities literally painted
in the national colors of Finland.
Founding of the capital Quito in Ecuador
Residents of Ecuador December 6 celebrate the Day of the Capital – the city of Quito.
The date of foundation was adopted on December 6, 1534, when the city entered
Spanish conquistador Sebastien de Belalcazar. Quito is one of
most beautiful cities in South America, he is rightly on the list
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Capital day always
celebrated on a grand scale – sometimes celebrations last a whole week.
The culmination usually becomes a special bullfight in which they take
participation of outstanding toreros from all over the planet.
December 6 in the national calendar
Memorial Day of Bishop Mitrofan of Voronezh, who lived in
XVII — XVIII centuries. Bishop actively fought with the Old Believers,
He advocated the development of Orthodoxy and the education of the clergy, built
new churches and for their activities for the good of Christianity was
counted among the saints. В Mitrofanov day традиционно наблюдали за
weather and predicted what the summer will be like. If snow fell, blew
the north wind, the summer promised windy and rainy. also in
This day the peasants celebrated the formation of the luge path, in honor of which
they organized merry parties with pies and beer. A treat was prepared
the whole village, and later rode on the newly rolled roads.
Historical events of December 6
6 декабря 1492 — экспедиция Христофора Колумба
discovered the island of haiti.
December 6, 1492, 40 days after its first
discoveries (of an island that Columbus called Juana, and we know how
Cuba), the expedition of the famous navigator stumbled upon another
beautiful island. He was decided to give the name “Espanyol”
(“Spanish”), thus strengthening the state’s right to
new land. This discovery is remarkable primarily because
It was in Haiti that the first European colony in New was founded.
Light, which marked the beginning of a new milestone in world history.
6 декабря 1768 – В Эдинбурге увидело свет
first edition of Encyclopedia Britannica
�”Encyclopedia of Britannica” or, if you give a complete
title, “The British Encyclopedia, or the Dictionary of Arts and Sciences,
compiled according to the new plan “- the oldest and most complete
universal encyclopedic publication in the world. It was founded in
Edinburgh, in Scotland, by the engraver Andrew Bell and
printer-bookseller Colin McFarkar. First edition
seen in 1768, there were only three volumes – in
the last, 15th edition, already 32 volumes. It is about 32 thousand
pages! The encyclopedia continues to be released and updated in our
days, however, now publishers have decided to abandon the traditional
format in favor of electronic.
6 декабря 1921 — подписан Англо-ирландский
independence treaty of ireland.
The signing of this treaty was the culmination of the Irish War of
independence that came with 1919 By its terms, Irish
the state was recognized as an autonomous dominion — that is, not
out of the British Empire, however, was entitled to
self management. Later, in 1932, the Irish laws were
Substantial amendments have been made and the status of the state has changed,
however, it was the treaty of 1921 that became a key stage in the process of global
recognition of the independence of Ireland.
6 декабря 2000 — открыт химический элемент с
atomic number 116 – Ununhexium.
This radioactive metal is now called Livermorium, in
honor of the American laboratory that participated in the discovery of the element.
The name “Unungeksii” was temporary, formed from ordinal
numbers 116. Officially, the element was synthesized in the United
Institute for Nuclear Research, in the Russian city of Dubna, with
participation of the Livermore National Laboratory from the USA.
December 6 were born:
Николя Леблан (1742 —1806), французский
Nicolas Leblanc is best known as the world’s first author.
industrial soda production method for which he received an award
French Academy of Sciences. This method was revolutionary for its
time – Leblanc was able to build a plant that produced more than 320 tons
product per year, which for the XVIII century was an unprecedented scale.
Жозеф Луи Гей-Люссак (1778 —1850), французский
chemist and physicist.
He studied with Claude Berthollet in Paris, later was his assistant.
Perhaps the most famous are his studies in the field of physics.
(gas law Gay-Lussac) and chemistry (properties of halogen
compounds, alkali metals, boron and boric acid, etc.).
However, this achievement Gay-Lussac not end, he was
very fruitful scientists – perfected methods
volumetric analysis, invented a new method of obtaining sulfuric and oxalic
acids, as well as a new method of producing candles. Joseph’s Name
Gay-Lussac is listed as one of the greatest scientists in France, who
can be found on the first floor of the famous Eiffel Tower.
Фредерик Базиль (1841 — 1870), французский
The famous painter Frederick Basile is considered one of
the founders of such a direction in painting as impressionism.
He studied in Paris, where he first met Claude Monet, and later
with Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Alfred Sisley. Basile died
in war at the age of only 28 years old, however, left behind
significant cultural heritage that influenced the development of painting in
further. The most famous paintings of the artist are kept in the Museum.
Orsay, in Paris – among them “Pink dress”, “In the family circle”,
�”Workshop on the street La Condamine, 9, in Paris.”
Николай Михайлович Амосов (1913 — 2002),
Soviet and Ukrainian surgeon, medical scientist.
Famous heart surgeon, academician and labor hero Nikolay Amosov
Born December 6, 1913 in the village of Olkhovo, in the family of an employee.
Amosov is known as the author of many innovative and revolutionary
techniques that have produced a number of books (both specialized and
popular science). In addition to cardiac surgery, Amosov worked on
problems such as artificial intelligence, gerontology,
social engineering. For services to society was named
�”Man of the century in Ukraine”.
Михаил Сергеевич Евдокимов (1957 —2005), артист
pop, film actor, humorist.
Mikhail Evdokimov gained fame as a film actor due to his roles in
such popular films as “Don’t play the fool”, “Don’t
Should we send a messenger? ”,“ Old Nags ”. However lovers
humorous genre managed to get to know him even earlier –
the actor performed a lot in the popular program “Around the Laughter” with
monologues and parodies. In 2004, Evdokimov won on
governor’s elections in the Altai Territory, however, his political
career was not too successful. And just a year later, the actor
tragically died in a car accident.
Ник Парк (1958), британский аниматор.
Perhaps not everyone knows the name of Nick Park, but his main
brainchild – hilarious cartoon characters of Wallace and Gromit –
surely everyone knows. In addition to the series about the adventures of the unlucky
the inventor and his faithful dog, Park participated in the creation of such
famous cartoons, like “Chicken Run” and “Shaun the Lamb”.
Its distinctive plasticine animation style cannot be confused.
with no one else.
Name Day December 6:
Alexander, Alexey, Boris, Grigory, Mitrofan, Fedor, Maxim,