International Day of caravan
September 24 in many countries, including in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus in the International Day of caravan. Previously, it was customary to assume that the caravan - a procession of people with camels in the desert. But it is not so. In general, the movement of people columns are much safer than alone. Today, this holiday is celebrated all, whose activities are related to the transport of goods and people.
Entered the holiday calendar in 1995, the International Association of transportation, as a thank you to all specialists in the industry. Date of the celebration of the Day of caravan coincides with the birthday of the great navigator, who once conquered the coast of Japan. The second coincidence - is the completion of the Hegira, after all September 24 the Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina.
Counselor caravan - this is the person who leads the column of cargo or people. Nowadays columns prefer to move ships, cars and other equipment. Of course, each industry has its own advantages, but what unites them all together - it is teamwork and mutual support.
If a little dig deeper into history, we will know that the biggest convoy carrying weapons, held in 1987 during the war in Afghanistan. In the column, there were more than two hundred camels. In Russia, conquering distances, the goods were transported by caravans. Trucks for transportation were sled runners and armored carriages transporting money.