In 2010, the member countries of the Internationalmaritime organization at the UN, it was decided to supplement the list of professional holidays. And now every June 25 seafarers accept congratulations on the Day of the Seaman. However, for more than seventy years, one of the most beloved and widely celebrated celebrations in Russia is the Day of the Navy.
It was approved exactly two years before the GreatThe Patriotic War and since then is celebrated on the last Sunday of July. Perhaps this is an accidental coincidence, but it is interesting that the end of this summer month has firmly entered the history of the Russian Navy back in the early eighteenth century. July 26-27, 1714 Russian sailors won their first major victory, defeating the Baltic island of Gangut detachment of Swedish ships, and commanded this operation is not a professional military, and the sovereign Peter the First. To commemorate this victory, according to the decree of the ruler (and at the same time the creator of the Russian fleet) on July 27 of each year, solemn divine services, naval parades, and, of course, fireworks and cannon firing, which the naval tsar loved so much.
For residents of cities such as St. Petersburgor Vladivostok, the Day of the Navy is remarkable, above all, by the fact that they can admire the most beautiful sight - a grand parade of warships. It should be noted that only seamen have such a privilege on the occasion of their holiday. For other arms of the armed forces there are no special parades of this scale.
Congratulations on this day with full righttake not only the servicemen themselves, but also members of their families. And in general, the Day of the Navy is really a popular holiday, because among several generations of Russian men there are many who served in the Navy. Even in the most distant cities from the sea, you can meet former "sea men" on this day, who proudly put on their vests and capes in honor of the holiday.
In the evening, when the clusters are scattered in the skya festive salute (and it is arranged in all major cities - both land and coastal), "brothers", as the sailors traditionally call themselves, announce the air with thunderous "Hurray! Hooray! Hurray! "And exclamations" Happy Navy Day! ".