Builders' Day

Builders' Day around the world in 2023
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About Builders' Day

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Builders' Day .
Dates of Builders' Day
2024 Various Aug 11
RussiaSun, Aug 11Observances Holiday
UkraineSun, Aug 11Observances Holiday
2023 Various Aug 13
RussiaSun, Aug 13Observances Holiday
UkraineSun, Aug 13Observances Holiday
2022 Various Aug 14
RussiaSun, Aug 14Observances Holiday
UkraineSun, Aug 14Observances Holiday
2021 Various Aug 8
RussiaSun, Aug 8Observances Holiday
UkraineSun, Aug 8Observances Holiday
2020 Various Aug 9
RussiaSun, Aug 9Observances Holiday
UkraineSun, Aug 9Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Builders' Day.
Where is Builders' Day observed in 2023?
RussiaAug 13
UkraineAug 13

The Day of the Builder first became a holiday in the Soviet Union on August 12th 1956. According to the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, it was required to be observed on the second Sunday of August.

This day is the traditional "dedication to builders" and has its own set of traditions. New builders should try "a peck of salt", which is bread and salt. They should hold their hands over a fire, in order to understand how hot the work is that awaits him. They should put on a safety helmet and pronounce the words of the oath. Though different regions may have their own traditions and symbols.

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