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Holidays May 13, 2024: name days, traditions

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Today, May 13, is World Dandelion Day and World Technology for the Future Day. There are 232 days before the New Year.

May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days left before the end of the year.

What holidays are there in Ukraine and in the world?
  • World Technology Day for the Future.

  • World dandelion.

  • International Hummus Day.

What events happened in Ukraine and in the world

1501 – Amerigo Vespucci travels to the West, where he learns that Columbus has discovered a new continent.

1830 – Ecuador secedes from Gran Colombia and declares itself an independent republic.

1865 – the third university in Ukraine (Mechnikov National University) was opened in Odessa.

1918 – postage stamps with inverted images of airplanes were printed in the United States, which became a collector’s item.

1927 – Dynamo Kiev football club was founded.

1950 – the first race of the first Formula 1 championship took place in Silverstone, England.

1963 – Kuwait becomes the 111th state admitted to the UN.

1989 – About two thousand students stage a hunger strike in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, demanding democratic reforms in China.

1991 – The 1st Congress of Poles living in Ukraine took place in Kyiv.

1991 – Winnie Mandela, wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, is accused of kidnapping and torture.

1992 – American astronauts spent 8 hours 29 minutes in space (a world record), the first time three cosmonauts went into space at the same time.

2014 – Pro-Russian militants, during the battle for Slavyansk, set up an ambush around the village of Mayachok as a result of a militant attack on a convoy of the 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade, seven Ukrainian paratrooper was killed.

Born on May 13, 2024

1950 – Stevie Wonder, American singer.

1972 – Nazar Strigun, Ukrainian artist.

1975 – Alexander Matviychuk, Ukrainian hockey player.

1979 – Vyacheslav Shevchuk , Ukrainian football player.

1986 – Robert Pattinson, English actor, model and musician.

What is today’s name day? Alexander, Vasily, Gabriel, Georgy, Efim, Ivan, Makar, Sergey, Taras, Irina.
Folk signs and traditions for May 13
  • Lots of swallows and swifts – the weather will continue to be warm.

  • Few mosquitoes – no rain until the end of the month.

  • No mosquitoes – expect a big oat harvest.

  • Many midges before the big harvest of mushrooms in the fall.

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