Tatiana day (day students)
Tatiana's day — the day of worship Tatiana Roman. After the 1755 Empress Elizabeth signed a decree on the opening of the Moscow University, it ’s Tatiana's day" was first celebrated as the birthday of the University, and later as a celebration of all students.
the History of the holiday
12 January (Julian calendar) 1755 — the commemoration day of the Holy Martyr Barbara and on the day of the birthday of the mother of Ivan Shuvalov — Russian Empress Elizabeth had approved the petition Shuvalov and signed a decree on the opening of the Moscow University, which later became the center of Russian advanced culture and social thought.
Subsequently, in one wing of the old building of the University was established a house Church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana, and she declared Holy patroness of all Russian students.
In memory of the day of the signing of the decree each year the University celebrated Tatiana's Day (12 January according to the Julian calendar, the Gregorian calendar in the XX—XXI centuries — January 25).
2005 January 25, celebrated in Russia as the Day of Russian students