What a day today is in Ukraine and the world

October 27 -

World Occupational Therapy Day


Occupational therapy is treatment with work, which is used for both physical and mental ailments.

The event was started in 2010 to spread information about the importance of the profession of occupational therapists.

These issues are dealt with by the World Federation of WFOT, which includes 101 national professional organizations of occupational therapy.

October 27 is also

World Audiovisual Heritage Day


The holiday has been held since 2005.

Its main goal is to raise awareness of the importance and preservation of audiovisual documents.

The initiator of the establishment of the day was the UN.

What a church holiday today, October 27

October 27 - the day of memory of Saint Paraskeva of Serbia / Photo: commons.wikimedia.org

October 27 in the church calendar is

the day of memory of Saint Paraskeva of Serbia


This saint lived in the 11th century and led a quiet and pious life.

Her parents died, so she traveled alone to Jerusalem to visit the holy places.

She spent almost her entire life in the desert, where she devoted herself to God.

Before her death, she returned to her native village and lived with the local church for another two years.

Name day: how to name a child born on October 27

What are today's name days:

Serhii, Nazariy.

The talisman of a person born on October 27 is



The name comes from the Greek word, which translates to "rose".

The mineral has a pale pink color, although some stones can even be dark cherry.

It has long been believed that rhodonite helps women arrange their personal lives.

Born on this day:

  • 1919 — Ukrainian historian, jurist Ivan Lysiak-Rudnytskyi;

  • 1970 — Ukrainian yachtswoman, three-time Olympic medalist Ruslana Taran.

What can not be done on this day

  • It is forbidden to spin, because you can go blind.

  • This is a fasting day, so do not eat meat products.

  • It is better not to bathe the children today - they may get sick.

Folk signs and traditions for October 27

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

  • looked at what day it is today: there is a lot of dirt on the road - winter will begin in 4 weeks;

  • there are many berries on the mountain ash - next summer will be rainy;

  • there are many stars in the sky - there will be a good harvest next year;

  • frost on the trees before the frosty winter.

In the people, October 27 was called Paraskovia Friday.

For our ancestors, this day was considered a transitional date, when autumn ends, but winter has not yet begun.

October 27 was often called "women's holidays".

That is why women's housework was honored.

Single girls prayed to Saint Paraskeva to send a groom.

Weather for today, October 27

Today, October 27, it is cloudy in Kyiv, light rain is possible during the day, which will end by the evening.

In Lviv, it is cloudy with clearings, without precipitation.

It is gloomy in Kharkiv, light rain in the morning, which should end by mid-day.

In Odesa, it is cloudy until the evening, without precipitation.

The air temperature in Kyiv is +13 during the day and +9 at night.

In Lviv it is +17 during the day and +8 at night.

In Kharkiv +11 during the day and +7 at night.

In Odesa it is +18 during the day and +10 at night.

Commemorative dates of October 27

Calendar of important events in Ukraine and the world for October 27:

  • 1654 — the 50,000-strong army of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth led by Crown Hetman Stanislav Potocki sets out for Podillia and Bratslav region;

  • 1662 - the English King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the Kingdom of France;

  • 1882 — the first professional national realist theater is opened on Ukrainian lands, M. L. Kropyvnytskyi becomes its director;

  • 1904 - the New York subway opens;

  • 1951 — radiation was used for the first time to treat cancer;

  • 1982 - The People's Republic of China announces that its population has surpassed 1 billion;

  • 2007 — "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" series of the Futurama animated series premieres in Ukraine.

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