Paratroopers' Day

Category: Military
Paratroopers' Day in Russia in 2022
Image: Blue berets and striped shirts is the holiday's unofficial uniform. by Andrey Fokin , from Deposit Photos. Royalty Free

About Paratroopers' Day

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Dates of Paratroopers' Day
2023 Russia Wednesday, August 2ndParatroopers' Day
2022 Russia Tuesday, August 2ndParatroopers' Day
2021 Russia Monday, August 2ndParatroopers' Day
2020 Russia Sunday, August 2ndParatroopers' Day
2019 Russia Friday, August 2ndParatroopers' Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Paratroopers' Day.

Every year on August 2nd, Russia celebrates Paratroopers' Day, which marks the anniversary of the Soviet military's first parachute flight in 1930.

The holiday has become a way for civilians to show appreciation for friends and family working as paratroopers.

Participants dress in typical paratrooper uniforms for a day of drinking, dancing and dunking.  Soldiers and veterans celebrate with their notorious tradition of swimming in park fountains.

The distinctive blue, green and yellow flag of the Airborne Troops can be seen proudly flown in the city.

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