Nostalgia Night
August 24, 2013 in Uruguay

Nostalgia Night is celebrated on August 24, 2013. In Uruguay, the Nostalgia Night (Spanish: la Noche de la Nostalgia) is celebrated every year. Every dancing club, broadcasting station and many events play “nostalgic music” (oldies). Its origins are somehow disputed. It started in the 1970s. That same year, the 24 August at night (disputed) in Ton Ton was held the first Nostalgia Night. Nobody would imagine its success; nobody would predict that this night would repeat its success so many times and become part of Uruguayan folklore

Where is Nostalgia Night?
Nationwide Uruguay

Independence Day of Ukraine
August 24, 2013 in Ukraine

Independence Day of Ukraine is celebrated on August 24, 2013. Independence Day of Ukraine is the main state holiday in modern Ukraine in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of 1991. The holiday was first celebrated on 16 July 1991, as the first anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine passed by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) in 1990. Since the Declaration of Independence was issued later, and confirmed by the referendum of 1 December 1991, the date of the holiday was changed.

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine borders the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the largest country entirely within Europe.

Ukraine became independent when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. This dissolution started a period of transition to a market economy, in which Ukraine suffered an eight-year recession. Since then, however, the economy has experienced a high increase in GDP growth. Throughout its history, Ukraine has been one of the powerhouses of world agriculture due to its fertile conditions.

Where is Independence Day of Ukraine?
Nationwide Ukraine

Vesuvius Day 2013
August 24, 2013 in the World

Vesuvius Day is observed on August 24, 2013. Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. It is one of several volcanoes which form the Campanian volcanic arc. Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption on August 24, AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It is one of the most catastrophic and famous eruptions in European history.

That eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 20.5 miles, spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing. An estimated 16,000 people died due to hydrothermal pyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of two letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus.

Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive (Plinian) eruptions. It is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world

Where is Vesuvius Day?

Mount Vesuvius looming over the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii.