Saturday, 7 November 2015


Great October Socialist Revolution

The night of 7-8 November 1917 (25 October in the old Orthodox Calendar) was a busy one in Petrograd. In the morning the Soviets were in power.

7 November was subsequently a day of national celebration in the USSR (and got a mention in the other countries of the then Soviet Bloc).

Now Russia celebrates 4 November, National Unity Day. I do not know what happens now on the old public holiday. Perhaps I shall find out.

If there is any mileage left in celebrating the anniversary of the October Revolution, I guess that the last big one will be in two years' time.

So unlike our own dear Guy Fawkes' Night on 5 November (or preferably on a rain-free Saturday close by).



Anonymous Andrew Sutton said...

I did find out. Its seems that people have in general been happy to have their public holiday a few days early and the show put on from the new event is well received, along with its message...

Monday, 9 November 2015 at 19:21:00 GMT  

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