Trafalgar Day

Day Battle of Trafalgar (Trafalgar Day) — this is a celebration of victory Royal Navy under the command of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (Horatio Nelson, 1758 — October 21 in 1805) over a combined fleet of France and Spain in the Battle of Trafalgar in, the incident October 21, 1805.

Fleet 47-year-old Nelson gave a decisive rebuff to the French-Spanish fleet and prevent a French invasion of Britain. Lord Nelson resigned himself to the battle of his head.

Education Navy League in 1894, to a large extent stimulated the movement to protect the recognition and legacy of Nelson, and in connection with the October 21, 1896 in Trafalgar Square held its first grand celebration in honor of the victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. Then, in the late 19th and early 20th century, the event was celebrated with parades, dinner party and other celebrations in most parts of the British Empire and Commonwealth navies.

Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square (Photo: sunxuejun, Shutterstock) Public Day celebration was to wane after the First World War 1918. Massive losses in men and material, the disturbances and riots have radically changed public opinion about the war, as a source of glorious victories. The Company has considered the war in more somber tones — was looking at the war as a tragedy. However, the Battle of Trafalgar Day still remains a prominent annual public holiday.

October 21, 2005 was marked the 200th anniversary of the victory of Trafalgar.

Today is the Day of the battle of Trafalgar include mostly Parade of the Navy, the procession of the London Mall (London's Mall) to Trafalgar Square (Trafalgar Square). On the area after a brief ceremony at the foot of Nelson's Column lay wreaths.

Every year, usually in the nearest to October 21 Friday or Saturday, the celebration of the victory in the Battle of Trafalgar is held in Australia, in the city of Trafalgar (Trafalgar, Victoria) . The town has a population of 2,200 people hosts the annual Festival of Trafalgar and gets a great ball.