Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Day
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Day is held on November 22. This event in the third decade of the month November is annual. Help us
A dictionary is a resource that lists the words of a language (typically in alphabetical order) and gives their meaning. It can often provide information about pronunciation, origin, and usage. Dual language dictionaries provide an equivalent word in a different language. An encyclopedia is a book or set of books giving information on many subjects or on many aspects of one subject and typically arranged alphabetically.
On November 22, 1801 Vladimir Ivanovich Dal (literary pseudonym - Cossack Lugansky), writer, lexicographer, ethnographer, was born. His main work: The Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language (volumes 1-4, 1863-1866).
Recall that October 16 is also celebrated in the USA as National Dictionary Day in honor of Noah Webster who is considered to be the father of the American dictionary.
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International Son Day on November 22 (community initiative);
Eid il-Burbara in Israel on December 4 (Arabic: عيد البربارة - a holiday similar to Halloween in honor of Saint Barbara. It is also celebtated in Russia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey);
The second day of New Year on January 2 (a holiday in Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine. New Year Holiday [Albania, Scotland], if it is a Sunday, the day moves to January 3)