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January 25 2008

It so happened that it was Tatiana's Day, January 12, 1755, Empress Elizabeth signed a decree on the establishment of the Moscow University, and 12 (25) January was an official day of university (then called "the day of foundation of Moscow University"). Since then, the holy Tatiana considered the patroness of students. Incidentally, the very ancient name "Tatiana" in Greek means "ustroitelnitsa.

In 60-70 years. 19 century Tatiana's day turns into an unofficial student holiday. In addition, it began with student holidays, and this event is a student brother always fun notes. Celebration of "professional" day students had a tradition and ritual - were held solemn acts with the distribution of awards and speeches.

Initially this festival was celebrated only in Moscow, and was celebrated very gorgeously. According to eyewitnesses, an annual celebration Tatjana day was a great event for Moscow. It consisted of two parts: a brief ceremony at the university building and noisy folk festivals, which took part in almost all of the capital.

In XVIII - first half of the XIX century university, and therefore students were solemn acts of holiday to mark the end of the school year, they attended the audience rang out awards, speeches. At the same time the official university afternoon prayer service celebrated in the University Church, was on January 12. But it is not called Tatiana's Day, and "the day of foundation of Moscow University."

Then followed a decree of Nicholas I, where he was ordered not to celebrate the opening day of the university, and signed the instrument of his or her office. So the will of the monarch appeared Student holiday - Tatiana's Day and Student Day.

Despite the fact that the history of the holiday is rooted in the distant past, the traditions have survived to this day. Student brethren as hosting large festivals more than a hundred years ago, and in the XXI century, prefers to celebrate his feast noisy and fun. Incidentally, in this day quarterly even extremely sober students were not touched. And if and approached, saluted, and then inquired: "Do not need a gentleman student aid?".

However, the student never misses a chance to take a break from the educational process - according to folk wisdom, from the endless celebration of his only distraction-session time, reports


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