Builder's Day was celebrated for the first time in the USSR 12 August in 1956.
And it was so. Sept. 6 in 1955 the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR "On the establishment of the annual celebration of the" Day of the builder. '" Conciseness of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR is proof that the Day of the builder does not appear by accident, and that his appearance was meant and was prepared. Here's how his newspaper commented:
«A new manifestation of concern of the party and the government about the builders is taken on August 23 1955 Decision of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the USSR Council of Ministers" On Measures to further industrialization, improve the quality and reduce the cost of construction. " This decree with the fullness and clarity at the state of construction, further defines the way the general industrialization of the building industry "(" Building the newspaper», September 7 in 1955).
It is interesting that many of the traditions established at the beginning of the Day of the builder, and come down to our days, and rewards for the holiday, and ceremonial meetings with representatives of the authorities, and a feast, for which the press of those years does not mention, but which, no doubt, had the place to be. That's only specialized exhibition today is no longer held in conjunction with the Day of the builder. And it is worth.
On the second Sunday of August celebrate their professional holiday builders Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine.