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February 22, 2021 – what a holiday today – facts, traditions, signs


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Holidays in Ukraine and the world on February 22

The Sun Festival in Egypt, the Cat Festival in Japan and the birthday of George Washington are the most interesting events on February 22nd on Korrespondent.net.

In the Gregorian calendar, February 22 is the 53rd day of 2021. There are 312 days left until the end of the year.

What are the holidays on February 22 in Ukraine and the world

  • International Day in Support of Victims of Crime – a memorable date designed to draw attention to the problems of people affected by criminal actions.
  • George Washington birthday in USA
  • Abu Simbel Sun Festival (Egypt) – dedicated to the coronation of Pharaoh Ramses II. Only twice a year, on February 22nd and October 22nd, in the temple, which is dedicated to the pharaoh and is decorated with statues of the gods, the rising sun plays on the faces and figured elements, creating an amazing light performance.
  • Cat Day in Japan

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What events happened on February 22

  • 1632 – Galileo Galilei published his most important work – Dialogue on the two main systems of the world – Ptolemaic and Copernicus.
  • 1946 Dr. Zelman Waxman discovered the antibiotic streptomycin.
  • 1966 – biosatellite launched Cosmos-110 with dogs Veterok and Ugolok on board.

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Veterok and Ugolyok spent 22 days in space

  • 1979 – the island state of Saint Lucia gained independence from Great Britain.

Who was born on February 22

  • 1732 – American military and statesman George Washington. One of the founding fathers of the United States, the first president (1789-1797).
  • 1788 – German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.
  • 1857 – Robert Baden-Powell, a British military leader, founder of the scout movement.
  • 1857 – German physicist, one of the founders of electrodynamics, Heinrich Hertz.
  • 1969 – Spanish actor, ballet and flamenco dancer, Roma Ambassador to the EU Joaquin Cortez.
  • 1975 – American actress Drew Barrymore.

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Joaquin Cortez and Drew Barrymore

Folk and church holidays 22 February

The Orthodox Church celebrates the Devotion of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, and also honors the memory of the Hieromartyr Pankratius, Bishop of Taurus, the martyr Nicephorus of Antioch of Syria, the Monk Pankratius of the Caves and Nikifor of Vazheozersky.

The people called this day Pankrati-Lapotnik, Nikifor-Pankraty, Laptev Day.

Traditions and rites

Traditionally, on February 22, they were making bast shoes. There was a saying: “Our Pankrat is rich in bast shoes.”

Old bast shoes were hung on the gate – they were considered a talisman against the evil eye.

Also on this day, the farm was checked and began to prepare for sowing: the seeds intended for planting were exposed to frost during the morning dawn for three days in a row, and then they were laid aside until sowing.

It was believed that “hardened” seeds will sprout better.

Signs on February 22

  • If there is a thaw in Pankratia, it will soon get colder.
  • If it is frosty and the trees in the forest are noisy, wait for warming.
  • If snow sticks to trees, it will be warm.
  • The stronger the frost, the less chance of snowfall or blizzard.

Who has a name day today

Name days February 22: Vasily, Gennady, Ivan, Innokenty, Peter.

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