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Holidays May 15, 2023: traditions, name days, signs

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International Family Day, Climate Protection Day and Kaleidoscope Day are the most interesting events on May 15 at Athletistic.

May 15 is the 135th day of 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days left before the end of the year.

What holidays in Ukraine and the world

  • International family day. Celebrated since 1994. The establishment of this day aims to attract the attention of the public of the countries to the many problems of the family.

  • International day of conscientious objectors. Refuseniks are those who, for moral or religious reasons, refuse to participate in armed conflicts or join the army.

  • international climate day

  • Gourmet Day. It is celebrated by the fair sex, passionate about manicure and collecting nail polishes.

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What events took place in Ukraine and in the world

  • 1252 – Pope Innocent IV promulgates the bull Ad extirpanda, allowing the Inquisition to torture those suspected of heresy.

  • 1618 – German astronomer Johannes Kepler discovers the laws of planetary motion.

  • 1648 – The Peace of Westphalia is signed, ending the Thirty Years’ War.

  • 1673 – Cornelius and Rose Barle receive a prize for their black tulip.

  • 1730 – King George II appoints Britain’s first prime minister, Robert Volpole.

  • 1891 – Pope Leo XIII issued an encyclical obliging employers to safeguard the welfare of workers.

  • 1905 – The city of Las Vegas was founded in the state of Nevada, USA.

  • 1928 – the cartoon character Mickey Mouse first appears in the cartoon Plane Crazy, but at first he still has no voice and does not look like his future self.

  • 1930 – American Ellen Church becomes the world’s first flight attendant.

  • 1940 – Nylon stockings become commercially available in the US.

  • 1990 – A program for the return of Crimean Tatars to Crimea was adopted.

  • 2022 – The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra with the track Stefania wins the Eurovision Song Contest by a wide margin, scoring a record 631 points overall from the international jury and audience. The most important thing happened after the performance of the Kalush Orchestra: the frontman Oleg Psyuk was found only a few seconds after the performance to say what the whole country expected from him. “I’m asking you all. Help Mariupol! Help Azovstal right now!” – the musician urged to support our defenders of Mariupol. This fervent appeal was heard live on the air of the competition, watched by millions of viewers.

Who was born on May 15

  • 1845 – Ilya Mechnikov, biologist and immunologist, founder of scientific gerontology, Nobel laureate (1908).

  • 1848 – Viktor Vasnetsov, painter, master of painting on historical and mythological subjects (Three heroes, Alyonushka, Tsar Ivan the Terrible).

  • 1856 – Frank Baum, American writer, “creator” of the magical land of Oz.

  • 1873 – Pavel Skoropadsky, Ukrainian military and political figure, hetman of Ukraine (in 1918).

  • 1891 – Mikhail Bulgakov, writer, playwright (White Guard, Master and Margarita).

  • 1914 – Tenting Norgay, climber, in 1953, together with New Zealander Edmund Hillary, for the first time in the world, conquered the highest peak in the world, Everest.

  • 1925 – Lyudmila Kasatkina, theater and film actress (Tiger Tamer, Big Break, Circus Princess, etc.), People’s Artist of the USSR.

  • 1937 – Madeleine Albright (real name Maria Yana Korbelova), United States Secretary of State from 1997-2001.

  • 1940 – Svetlana Svetlichnaya, theater and film actress.

  • 1965 – Mark Colville, bassist for the British band Tindersticks.

Town and church holidays

Today is the Day of Remembrance of the Transfer of the Holy Remains of the Great Martyr Brothers Princes Boris and Gleb. Boris and Gleb – the first Russian princes to be canonized as saints – died at the hands of their older brother Svyatopolk the Damned in a power struggle. Their remains were secretly buried in the Vyshgorod church of St. Basil the Great, and after it burned down, a new church was built in its place, where the incorruptible remains of the martyred brothers were transferred with honors.

Among the people, the Day of Remembrance of the Transfer of the Holy Relics of the Great Martyr Brothers Princes Boris and Gleb is called Boris and Gleb the Sowers. On this day in Rus’, they began to sow pumpkins and cucumbers, and Boris and Gleb helped with this.

Also, May 15 is considered a good day for buying animals, business deals and discussing financial matters.


  • To see a bird with white feathers today is a great achievement.

  • If the nightingale sings before the cuckoo, the summer will be hot. On the contrary, it was cold and rainy.

  • If you are in doubt about something, now is the time to decide.

Who has a birthday today?

Name days on May 15 are celebrated by: Athanasius, Boris, Gleb, Zoya, Iolanta, Mikhail, Roman, David.

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