Day of the seafarer
25 Jun – a professional holiday of those who linked their lives with the sea, seafarer's Day (also known as a Day sailor). A memorable date was established quite recently, in 2010, resolution No. 19 signed by the member States of the International Maritime organization at a conference in Manila.
The establishment of the holiday grew out of the need to draw attention to the work of the merchant seamen, which, statistically, is up to 80 percent of all world trade.
In the world there are 1.5 million professionals connected to the sea, and their contribution to the economy cannot be overemphasized.
Day of friendship and unity of Slavs
June 25 is an important date for 270 million Slavic Day of friendship and unity. The holiday was established in 90-ies of XX century with the aim of preserving cultural heritage and historical memory of the fraternal peoples. It all started with the signing by Russia and Belarus of the agreement on mutual cooperation is not equal. The impetus for the establishment of a significant date was the collapse of the Soviet Union on its former territory formed many independent States, and there is a need rethinking and partnerships in the changed realities.
Today with the greatest enthusiasm the Day of friendship and unity is observed by Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians.
Statehood day in Slovenia and Croatia
On 25 June 1991 Slovenia and Croatia seceded from Yugoslavia. Since then, every year on this day Slovenes and Croats celebrate the Day of statehood (not to be confused with independence Day). In both countries this day is a public holiday, followed by gala events.
The day of the Augsburg confession
June 25 marks an important Lutheran holiday – the Day of the Augsburg confession. Memorable date related to the events of 1955, when Protestantism in Germany has finally won the right to exist. Augsburg confession called the main provisions of the faith of the early Lutherans, made a companion of Martin Luther, the theologian Philipp Melanchthon in 1530. In the period from 1946 to 1947 gg between Catholics and Protestants were implacable war, called the Schmalkaldic and ended in victory for the Catholics. However, on 25 September 1955 between Charles V and Protestant rulers of the land was concluded Augsburg religious peace, which legalized Lutheranism.