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January 25: Tatiana's Day and Student's Day
« on: January 22, 2009, 07:07:35 PM »
January 25 is Tatiana's Day and Student's Day in Russia.

All Tatiana's are feeling lucky on this day. And all students are feeling lucky.
They can go shopping - Hooray!
Discounts are everywhere - just prove that you are a Tatiana !!!

Many student's parties are available at night for a good price too.
Students celebrate Tatiana's Day thankful that they finished their school exams, which typically end by the 25th.

It's a holiday but all the shops are open!

January 25 is the name day of Saint Tatiana, an early Christian martyr.

How did January 25 start to be known also as Students Day?

Russia's first minister of education, Ivan Shuvalov asked Empress Elizabeth (ruled 1741 to 1762) to create a European-style university.
Empress Elizabeth founded the University and created the holiday on January 25, 1755 on the name day of Shuvalov's mother, whose name was Tatiana.  It is now the famous Moscow State University.

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Re: January 25: Student's Day in Russia
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 08:32:08 PM »

The tradition to celebrate this day started in the 18th century. In 1755, on that day the Empress Elizabeth signed the decree on the foundation of Moscow University.

The day coincided with the memorial day of the Holy Martyr Tatiana (Tatyana), who became the patroness of all Russian students.

The church of Saint Tatiana was later built in the university campus, the Russian Orthodox Church declared Saint Tatiana the patron saint of students, and Tatiana Day has become celebrated as Russian Students Day. 

Since 2005 January 25 is officially  Student's Day in Russia.