Mechanical Engineer's Day Date in the current year: September 29, 2024

Mechanical Engineer's Day Mechanical Engineer's Day is an official professional holiday celebrated in some former Soviet republics (namely Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) on the last Sunday in September. It was first celebrated in 1981.

Industry played a crucial role in the economy of the Soviet Union, with heavy industry being the main focus. So it is not surprising that the demand for skilled mechanical engineers was always high. The presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR established Mechanical Engineer's Day to recognize the impressive contributions of these specialists to the development of the country's industry.

Following the dissolution of the USSR, many former Soviet republics abolished the holiday or moved it to another date (for example, Ukraine celebrates its Day of Mechanical Engineer on the fourth Sunday in September). However, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan continued to celebrate Mechanical Engineer's Day on the last Sunday in September.

This day is the professional holiday of all those who are somehow involved with mechanical engineering. Celebratory activities and events are typically held at machine-building plants and universities and colleges of mechanical engineering.

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