International Crane Day
International Crane Day is held on September 8. Celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in September. This event in the first decade of the month September is annual. Help us
International Day of the Crane is celebrated in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Russia and some other countries. The holiday is an ecological event. It was first initiated in 2002 by a working group on the Eurasian crane together with the Union for the Protection of Birds.
The mating dance of the crane is spectacular. Cranes form lifelong monogamous pair bonds. Cranes are powerful flyers, with some having the ability to fly over the Himalayas. During migration cranes fly with their head and neck straight out and their feet and legs straight behind them. Cranes were so called from the resemblance to the long neck of the bird, cf. Ancient Greek: γερανός, French grue.
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Turkmen Bakhshi Day on September 8 (celebrated on the second Sunday in September on Turkmenistan);
Day of the Workers in the Oil, Gas, Power, and Geological Industry in Turkmenistan on September 14 (celebrated on the second Saturday in September);
Turkmenistan Independence Day on September 27 (celebrates the independence of Turkmenistan from USSR in 1991);
Teacher's Day in Kazakhstan on October 1 (It is celebrated on the first Sunday in October)