Glass Industry Workers’ Day Date in the current year: November 19, 2024

Glass Industry Workers’ Day Glass Industry Workers' Day is observed in Ukraine and Russia every year on November 19. This professional day has been celebrated unofficially in Russia since 2000 and became an official professional holiday in 2003.

Glass Industry Workers’ Day is annually observed on November 19 to commemorate the birthday of a Russian polymath, scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonosov. He started the production of glaze, glass, porcelain in Russia, as well as set up the first factory producing glass mosaics outside Italy. Lomonosov is also credited with creating the theoretical background of class industry; before this, the glass industry had been purely empirical and, therefore, the quality of the finished products had been inconsistent.

People employed in the glass industry play an important role in the production of the goods and items we use every day. There would be no bottles, crockery, windows and lamps without glass. To acknowledge and celebrate this, Russian glassmakers began to celebrate their professional holiday in 2000. As of 2020, it wasn't recognized in any official capacity outside the industry.

Glass Industry Workers’ Day in Ukraine was officially established by the then-President Leonid Kuchma in December 2003, The first celebration took place on November 19, 2004.

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