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National and International Holidays


Obscurium celebrates quite a few holidays. Some of them are exclusively celebrated by us, some are Internationally recognized. 


1.:New Year.



3.: Declaration Day. On this day in 2018 the forming of the UPRoM (today Obscurium) was declared by President Zar Antonov. Celebrated with a parade and other festivities.

11.: Obelisk Day. A day to point to the sky while chanting to become an obelisk and to share the stories of obscure historical events.



1.: international Workers Day. A day to celebrate and honor our workers and the work they do.

6.: Hindenburg Memorial Day. A day to remember the last great Airship, the LZ-129 Hindenburg and the glorious era of the Zeppelin. The Hindenburg burned up and crashed at Lakehurst New Jersey on the 6th of May 1937 taking 36 souls with it.

8/9.: Victory Day. In 1945 on this day the German Wehrmacht surrendered to the Allies ending the Second World War in Europe. Celebrated with Military Parades and memorial services.



3.: Great Auk Day. On this day in 1844 the last breeding pair of Great Auk's was strangled to death off the coast of Iceland. We remember the extinction of this wonderful bird today and try to spare other species from the same fate.

4.: On that day in 1989 a protest on Tiananmen square in Beijing China was brutally crushed by the Chinese Government.

17:. On the 17th of June 1953 an uprising against the SED Regime in East Berlin East Germany was crushed by Soviet Troops.

28.: Rainbow Day. A day to celebrate Obscurian pride and the LGBTQ+ community.



7.: Dragon Day. The Day to celebrate dragons and anything dragon related in Obscurium.

20.: Landing Day. The day on which in 1969 the Astronauts of Apollo 11 landed on the Moon of Earth and on which the Viking 1 Spacecraft landed on Mars in 1976. Apollo 11 brought to first men to the Lunar Surface, Viking 1 was the first man made Spacecraft to land on Mars.



26.: Petrov Day. On this day in 1983 Stanislav Petrov decided not to fire back after a missile launch from the US on the USSR was detected. He was in charge of the command center on this day and had he reacted differently we all might have never existed. The Launch later turned out to be a misinterpretation of sunbeams by the satellite who confused them with the launching flash of a nuclear missile



4.: Sputnik Day. Sputnik 1, the first artificial man made satellite was successfully launched today in 1957 marking the begin of the Space race between USSR and USA.

27.: Arkhipov Day. On the 27th of October 1962 ,during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vasili Arkhipov decided not to fire a nuclear torpedo at an American vessel saving the world from a possible WW3.



3.: Laika Day. Today in 1957 the Russian Dog Laika was shot into space making her the first living being from Earth to fly into space. She sadly died only hours later. Remember Laika's Tragic story and read the amazing Graphic Novel "Laika" by Nick Abadzis.

8.: On the 8th of November 1939 Georg Elser attempted to Kill Adolf Hitler with a bomb in the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, Germany. Sadly the attempt failed and Georg Elser was caught and killed. It is still an admirable deed which should be remembered.

11.: Armistice Day. Today in 1918 the Great War or WW1 Finally ended after more than 4 years of brutal fighting and millions of dead.



24-26.: Christmas.

31.: New Year's Eve.

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