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May 20: what today holiday


On May 20 - the 140th day of year in a Gregorian calendar. Until the end of the year there are 225 days.

the World day of metrology
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is chosen Day in signing commemoration on May 20, 1875 in Paris, at the international diplomatic conference, the well-known "Metric Convention" which became the first intergovernmental agreement on the scientific and technical cooperation which laid the foundation for uniform international metrological space.

on the basis of this Convention was created the intergovernmental International organization of measures and scales.

Day of the translator of sign language in Ukraine
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Day of the translator of sign language in Ukraine appeared in the calendar of festive dates in 2009. Then the IV plenum of the central board of the Ukrainian society of deafs, having responded to an initiative of Council of translators of sign language, issued the resolution on establishment of a professional holiday.

Is the decision also World association of translators of sign language and the European forum of translators of sign language supported.

the Purpose of introduction of new date - to draw public attention to problems of persons with a hearing disorder (full or partial) and also to emphasize a contribution of signers to development of community of deafs.

Day of bank workers of Ukraine
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This professional holiday was founded by the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 316/04 of March 6, 2004. The state seeks to emphasize the important role of a banking system and the significant contribution of bank workers to development of economy of Ukraine and ensuring its financial stability.

Name-day on May 20: Anton, David, Ivan, Iosif, Mikhail, Semyon, Stepan, Faddei.

In the national calendar date received on May 20 the name Kupalnitsa. It is connected with the fact that this day in the river bathed horses. Still our ancestors watched swallows and the natural phenomena to define weather both on the near future, and for September.

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