The day of the great October socialist revolution
The anniversary of the great October socialist revolution — a public holiday in the USSR. It was noted on the day of the achievements of the October revolution annually November 7 (October 25 "old style") and November 8.
Celebrated since 1918. On this day in red square in Moscow and in regional centers of the USSR was held demonstrations and military parades. November 7 and 8 were rest days. The last military parade on Moscow's red square to mark the anniversary of the October revolution took place in 1990 - the year before the collapse of the USSR.
Since 1992 in Russia November 8, became a working day.
In 1995 he was selected Day of military glory — the Day of the military parade on red square in Moscow in commemoration of the twenty-fourth anniversary of the great October socialist revolution (1941).
In 1996, a presidential decree (decree dated 7 November and entered into force upon signature) — the Day of accord and reconciliation.
Since 2005 in connection with the establishment of a new state holiday - Day of national unity - November 7, ceased to be the day.
According to a survey in 2008, despite the fact that the Day of the October revolution has ceased to be a holiday officially, he is celebrated 36 % of the population of Russia.
Still the Day of the October revolution is celebrated in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.