What a day today is in Ukraine and the world

September 29 -

the Day of Remembrance of the Babyny Yar Tragedy


This is one of the most tragic pages in the history of the Ukrainian people, when mass shelling of the civilian population was carried out in Babi Yar.

According to official data, about 34,000 people were killed in just two days (September 29 and 30).

Most of the victims who fell during that bloody period were Jews and Roma.

September 29 is also

World Sea Day


Its main goal is to draw the attention of the population to the ecology of the marine environment and its problems.

It is usually held at the end of the first autumn month.

The day was founded on the initiative of a special unit of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) with the assistance of the UN.

And September 29 is

the Day of the Otolaryngologist


These doctors specialize in diseases of the ear, throat and nose, as well as in pathologies of the neck and head.

As a science, otolaryngology began to take shape in the middle of the 18th century, when the physiology and anatomy of these organs had already been thoroughly studied.

September 29 -

World Retina Health Day


The holiday was founded in memory of PK Gutteridge, who was killed in 1927.

The killer thought that the last thing the victim saw was reflected on the retina of the eye, so after the murder he shot the man twice more in both eyes.

September 29 is also

National Coffee Day


There are several legends about the creation of this drink, the first mentions of its use appeared as early as the middle of the 15th century.

Monks in a monastery near the city of Mokha in Yemen roasted and then boiled grains brought from Ethiopia.

And September 29 is

the International Day of Information on Food Losses and Food Waste


This day was started at the initiative of the UN General Assembly to raise public awareness of the importance of this problem and search for ways to solve it.

September 29 -

World Heart Day


Every year, more than 17 million people worldwide die from heart disease.

However, according to doctors, at least 80% of deaths can be avoided if people make certain changes in their lives.

A separate day was created precisely to inform the population.

What a church holiday today, September 29

September 29 - the day of commemoration of the Great Martyr Euphemia / Photo: commons.wikimedia.org

September 29 in the church calendar is

the day of commemoration of the Great Martyr Euphemia


She was an early Christian martyr and saint who was thrown to be torn apart by a bear for refusing to worship idols.

Euphemia was born into a wealthy Christian family in Chalcedon.

Not wanting earthly joys, the woman was turned to God with all her heart.

Name day: how to name a child born on September 29

What are the names today:

Joseph, Dorofey, Viktor, Lyudmila.

The talisman of a person born on September 29 is



One of the oldest minerals known to mankind.

It was used as early as the 4th millennium BC.

It has long been believed that chrysolite helps to establish relationships between people.

Born on this day:

  • 1804 — Polish and Ukrainian politician, writer Mykhailo Tchaikovsky;

  • 1844 - Ukrainian (Galician) writer, Greek Catholic priest Osyp Barvinskyi;

  • 1845 — playwright, one of the luminaries of the Ukrainian theater Ivan Karpenko-Karyy;

  • 1866 — outstanding Ukrainian historian, politician, writer, head of the Ukrainian Central Committee Mykhailo Hrushevskyi;

  • 1872 — theologian, classical philologist and translator Osyp Rozdolskyi;

  • 1916 - Natalka Kandyba, Ukrainian actress, master of literary reading and dubbing;

  • 1976 — Ukrainian football player Andriy Shevchenko;

  • 1989 - Ukrainian football player, player of the national team of Ukraine Yevhen Konoplyanka.

What can not be done on this day

  • Be near open water, because there is a high chance of drowning.

  • Do not gossip and do not be jealous.

  • It is not recommended to start any important business.

  • Do not kiss a loved one this day - until parting.

Folk signs and traditions for September 29

Among our ancestors there were many interesting signs to this day: 

  • looked at what day it is today: jackdaws began to gather in a flock - wait for a clear day;

  • the starlings have not yet flown to warm regions - autumn will be warm and long;

  • twinkling stars - weather conditions will change dramatically;

  • thunder is heard during the day - it will be a frosty and snowy winter.

The people called September 29 Lyudmila's Day.

Traditionally, people went to the bathhouse to get good health for the whole year.

Weather for today, September 29

Today, September 29, it is cloudy in Kyiv, without precipitation.

The weather is gloomy in Lviv, there will be light rain all the time, which will subside during the day, but will start again in the evening.

In Kharkiv, it is clear in the first half of the day, then cloudy, but without precipitation.

In Odessa, the weather is gloomy, without precipitation.

Commemorative dates of September 29

Calendar of important events in Ukraine and the world for September 29:

  • 1515 - the "eternal peace" was signed between France and Switzerland;

  • 1789 - the US Congress votes to create an American army;

  • 1793 - the game of tennis was mentioned for the first time in a British sports magazine;

  • 1829 - after the reorganization of the London police in Great Britain, Scotland Yard, the official police investigative department, is founded;

  • 1897 — at the premiere of the play "Creole Court" at the "Olympo" theater in Buenos Aires, tango was performed for the first time;

  • 1922 — in Zvenigorodka, Cherkasy region, during a "convention" of chieftains of the Cold Ravine inspired by Bolshevik agents, most of these chieftains were arrested;

  • 1926 — the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is closed and declared a museum;

  • 1938 — the Ukrainian writer, bandurist Hnat Hotkevich is sentenced to death;

  • 1941 — mass murders begin in Babyny Yar;

  • 1954 — the European Organization for Nuclear Research is founded.