About Tatiana Day
Tatiana Day, also known as Students Day, is named after Saint Tatiana.
Tatiana was a Christian martyr in 3rd-century Rome during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus. The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates St. Tatiana's feast on 12 January Julian, which corresponds to 25 January Gregorian.
In Russia, the day is known as Students Day, commemorating the foundation of the Moscow State University. Further emphasising its educational links, Tatiana Day also coincides with the end of the first term of the traditional academic year for Russian and Ukrainian students, so the holiday also functions as a day of celebration for the completion of final exams.