Tatiana Day has been celebrated at South Ural State University for many years now.
On this day, January 25th in 1755 Elizaveta Petrovna – Empress of Russia signed a Decree “On Opening of the Moscow University”, and Tatiana Day became the official day of universities.
Ever since then Saint Tatiana had been considered to be patron saint of students. Despite the fact that the holiday’s history dates back to the distant past, the traditions have been preserved up to this day. Like students of more than one hundred years ago who enjoyed big-scale festivities, the 21st century students also prefer loud and merry celebrations of their holiday.
“Our University is big, and we have many Tatianas, so we just can’t help but congratulate them on this day.On January 25th Tatianas will perform at a beautiful runway walk and congratulate all students,” shares Director of the SUSU Creativity Center Svetlana Filipchyuk.
The Tatianas who will participate in the celebration are being chosen from every School and Institute. Each girl must be a straight-A student and pass all exams by January 25th. As the tradition goes, all those willing will be able to stand between the heroes of the festivities and make a wish to pass their exams successfully.