Does Russia need a Day of Accord and Reconciliation?
The history of the country, its culture can be judged byholidays, which are celebrated by its inhabitants. For the most part, holidays are important dates. They carry a memory of events that happened once. And by the way we celebrate the holiday, how we honor these events, we can judge about the whole people.
Day of agreement and reconciliation appeared in ourcalendar in 1996. Before that, November 7, the anniversary of the Great October Revolution was celebrated. Almost a hundred years ago the Russian people revolted against the autocracy and the road, paid a bloody price for their freedom. Not one generation of Russians treated the date of November 7 with reverence. Autumn holidays waited almost more than the New Year. Demonstrations on the central streets of cities were an indispensable attribute of the celebration. And at the same time, no one needed to "call", order, or force. To go to the demonstration was considered a natural, self-evident matter, a tribute to the memory of heroic people, reverence for the great day.
On November 7, 1996, a decree was issued that changedthe name of the holiday and gave it the name "Day of Accord and Reconciliation". Officially, this was done with a view to mitigating disagreements among representatives of different social strata. But the revolution is the merit of the entire Russian people, regardless of national characteristics. Then what were the disagreements?
Be that as it may, the decree was adopted.A new name appeared on the calendar, thus erasing everything that millions of Russians associated with this day. But now hardly anyone will answer why this date is called "Day of reconciliation and consent." Most of the inhabitants of our country are bewildered, with whom and why it is necessary to put up and agree.
However, on renaming the date of the innovationover. Less than ten years, as the holiday was completely abolished. At the end of 2004, Day of Accord and Reconciliation was abolished. November 4 was appointed a new holiday. Of course, in itself this date is significant and relates us in times even more ancient than the Great October Revolution, namely in 1612. Then the people's militia was able to liberate Moscow from the Poles who had captured it, putting an end to the Time of Troubles, which lasted more than a quarter of a century. The Russian people believed that the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kazan helped in this. Therefore, by order of the tsar, the day of November 4 was honored as a holiday of veneration of this icon. It was state-wide until 1917, when the new government abolished it. Although believing people still believed and continue to consider it a holy day.
So it turns out that our governments arecircle. First, the official celebration on November 4 was abolished, making the 7th of this month a nationwide weekend. Then they canceled the anniversary of the October Revolution, calling it the Day of Accord and Reconciliation, and then completely got rid of this holiday, returning by 1612.
The result of such permutations was the completeconfusion in the minds of our people. Not every adult, not to mention schoolchildren, knows how the Day of Accord and Reconciliation differs from the Day of National Unity. And this can only mean that the Russian people are losing the memory of their history.