May 8: what a holiday today, what not to do and signs of the day

May 8: what a holiday today, what not to do and signs of the day

Learn about the most important holidays and events on may 8 in history

Olga Kozachok

Today, 05:05

What a holiday today, may 8?
The day of memory and reconciliation, the world day of red cross and red Crescent societies. In the Orthodox calendar day of memory of Apostle and Evangelist Mark. The name day is celebrated Vasily, Maria, mark, Martha, Sergey, Tamara.

Today.Lifestyle writing, which the Orthodox holiday of the Ukrainians may 8, 2020. In addition, we tell about the most interesting and important events that happened in history on this day, as well as about the main signs for may 8.

May 8: what a holiday today Photo: Pexels

  • The day of Victory in Europe (VE Day)
    – remembrance of the events of 1945, when the allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.
  • Day of remembrance and reconciliation
    dedicated to the victims of the Second world war, according to the resolution 59/26 of the UN General Assembly, is celebrated since 2005.
  • The day of liberation from the Nazi dictatorship
    in Germany.
  • World day of red cross and red Crescent
    in honor of the organization that provides protection and assistance for victims of war and hostilities around the world.
  • Day, flora (Ferri)
    spring festival is celebrated in the UK since the days of the druids.
  • The Tulip festival
    in Canada.
  • Day Hidalgo
    – in Mexico, is celebrated on the birthday of national hero Miguel Hidalgo.

What a holiday today

On may 8 the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast day of St. Mark – one of the four evangelists, disciple from the seventy. Honored be the memory of the monk Sylvester Obnorsky – the founder of the monastery of the resurrection. Also on this day honored the tsaregradsky icon of Bozhiej of Mother.

The people may 8 was the day of Mark steward. People believed that this Saint kept the keys that opened the heavens and released the rains.

Signs for may 8

  • Mark I was praying that there was no drought.
  • Heavy rains in may – to the rich harvest of grain.
  • A clear day on Brand promises a good harvest.
  • High rainbow – to good weather.
  • Mark flying songbirds.

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Interesting and important events in Ukraine and the world

  • 1886 – birthday of Coca-cola.
  • 1903 – was held the first flight of the airship “Labadi”.
  • 1919 – Uzhgorod signed the Memorandum on the accession of Transcarpathia to Czechoslovakia.
  • 1945 signed the act of unconditional surrender of Germany in world war II.
  • 1970 – The Beatles released Let It Be.
  • 1982 – Kiev on Victory square inaugurated a monument to the hero city of Kiev.

Who was born on may 8

  • 1828 – Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss philanthropist, initiator of the international society of Red Cross.
  • 1903 – Fernandel, French actor-comedian.
  • 1911 – Robert Johnson, American guitarist and bluesman.
  • 1975 – Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer.
  • 1981 – Alex Potapenko (Potapov), Ukrainian actor, producer, singer.

Earlier we have published the calendar of Church feasts and fasts in may 2020 in Ukraine.