What a day today is in Ukraine and the world

October 2 -

Teacher's Day in Ukraine


The holiday falls on the first Sunday of October every year, although in schools it is always celebrated unofficially on the Friday before, so that students can congratulate their teachers.

It was founded in 1994 after the presidential decree "On the Day of Education Workers" was issued.

There is also International Teacher's Day, which falls on October 5.

October 2 is also

the Day of Territorial Defense of Ukraine


The holiday was introduced by President Volodymyr Zelensky and falls on the first Sunday of October.

In 2017, the Minister of Defense developed a project to improve the organization of ground defense.

The following year, brigades began to form in all regions.

And October 2 is

Urologist's Day


Urologists are doctors who care about the health of the urinary system.

They belong to surgical workers, because they can deal with surgical treatment of the ureter, kidneys and bladder.

October 2 -

World Game Day


The holiday was founded so that parents and children could at least once a year forget about gadgets, turn off laptops and computers, and spend time outdoors with active games.

The holiday was founded on the initiative of the American television channel for children and teenagers Nickelodeon in 2004.

October 2 is also

World Balloon Day


The first rubber ball was invented in 1824.

Scientist Michael Faraday got it by accident during his experiments with hydrogen.

The first balls became children's toys, but later they began to be used to decorate various events and decorate the home.

And October 2 is

World Farm Animals Day


This holiday was held for the first time in 1983.

It became part of an animal rights campaign that highlighted unnecessary suffering and death.

The date was not chosen by chance.

It was on this day that Mahatma Gandhi was born - a famous fighter against any violence.

October 2 is

the birthday of e-mail


It was invented long before personal computers, namely in the second half of the 20th century.

Back then, computers were very large - the size of an average room.

The largest network was called ARPANET.

And 2-3 people worked on one gadget at the same time.

That's when e-mail started working.

Also, October 2 is

World Card Making Day


The holiday was created on the initiative of the Paper Craft publication in 2006.

Initially, the idea was introduced only for the company's employees and its subscribers.

However, the holiday soon became international.

And October 2 is

the World Day of sobriety and the fight against alcoholism


It was introduced in 2008, when a meeting of the International Health Assembly was held in Geneva.

Then the Indian minister Anbumani Ramadoss proposed to create such an important day.

The date was not chosen by chance.

Mahatma Gandhi was born on this day.

October 2 -

International Day of the Social Pedagogue


The holiday was officially established in 2009 in Copenhagen during the International Conference of Social Pedagogues.

These people deal with issues of education of problem children, choose a special approach to each child.

Also, October 2 is

the International Day of Nonviolence


It was initiated by the UN General Assembly in 2007.

And the very term "nonviolence" was created by the Indian politician Mahatma Gandhi.

He was born on this day in 1869 and it was in his honor that the event was founded.

What a church holiday today, October 2

October 2 - the day of memory of the holy martyrs Zosym and Trochym / Photo: pixabay.com

October 2 in the church calendar is

the day of memory of the holy martyrs Zosym and Trochym


Zosima lived in the IV century and went into the desert, because he could not spend his time with pagans.

Once he was captured by the ruler of Cilicia and tortured for a long time.

But Zosima did not renounce his faith.

Trohim lived in the 3rd century.

During a pagan holiday, he and his friend prayed to God to guide others to the path of salvation.

The emperor found out about this and ordered to torture them to death.

Name day: how to name a child born on October 2

What are today's name days:

Konstantin, Fedir, Igor.

The talisman of a person born on October 2 is a

cat's eye


This is a semi-precious stone, which, according to legend, can sense the mood of its owner and cure diseases.

For example, in ancient India, the cat's eye was used to understand the language of animals and see the future.

And they also believed that the stone saves the owner from death.

Born on this day:

  • 1865 — Ukrainian composer and choir conductor Denys Sichynskyi;

  • 1891 — Ukrainian painter, teacher Yosyp Bokshai;

  • 1891 — Ukrainian poet, literary critic, public figure, professor Pavlo Filipovych;

  • 1903 — Ukrainian painter Mykola Azovsky;

  • 1906 — Ukrainian writer, novelist, political activist Ivan Bagryany;

  • 1943 — Ukrainian poet Bohdan Stelmakh;

  • 1971 — Ukrainian sambaist and judoka Tetyana Belyaeva;

  • 1975 — Ukrainian skier Valentina Shevchenko;

  • 1988 - Ukrainian singer, poet and composer, leader of the Valentin Strykalo rock group Yuriy Kaplan.

What can not be done on this day

  • Do not go fishing.

  • It is better not to slaughter the bird today.

  • It is forbidden to eat dairy products.

Folk signs and traditions for October 2

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

  • we looked at what day it is today: there was thunder - the winter will be snowy;

  • there are many acorns on the oak tree - expect a good wheat harvest next year;

  • all the leaves have already fallen from the aspen - it will be a harsh winter;

  • bees laid a hive - winter will come early and be cold;

  • the south wind blows - for a good harvest of winter crops next year.

Popularly, October 2 is called Trofim parties.

Beekeepers start preparing hives for winter on this day.

And even in ancient times, jars of honey were consecrated in the church on October 2.

Weather for today, October 2

Today, October 2, it is gloomy in Kyiv all day long, heavy rain almost all day, which will stop only closer to the evening.

Cloudy weather in Lviv, rain at night, which will weaken by morning, but may intensify again in the afternoon.

In Kharkiv, the sky will be covered with clouds, it will rain in the afternoon and intensify until the evening.

It will be cloudy in Odesa until the evening, heavy rain in the morning, but it will ease by the middle of the day.

The air temperature in Kyiv is +15 during the day and +10 at night.

In Lviv it is +14 during the day and +10 at night.

In Kharkiv +18 during the day and +13 at night.

In Odessa +20 during the day and +16 at night.

Commemorative dates of October 2

Calendar of important events in Ukraine and the world for October 2:

  • 1535 - the French explorer Jacques Cartier lands in Hochelaz, calling this place Montreal;

  • 1738 - Pereyaslav bishop Arsentiy Berlo opens a higher educational institution in Pereyaslav - Pereyaslav Collegium;

  • 1836 - Charles Darwin returns from a trip around the world on the ship "Beagle", which lasted almost five years and led to the creation of his theory of evolution;

  • 1870 - Rome becomes the capital of the United Kingdom of Italy;

  • 1918 — Hetman of Ukraine Pavlo Skoropadsky begins the formation of the Ukrainian National Guard;

  • 1946 — the premiere of the first "soap opera" called "Far Hill" takes place;

  • 1990 — representatives of the Student Brotherhood of Lviv and the Ukrainian Student Union (USU) begin a political hunger strike on the October Revolution Square (now Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kyiv.