The Bolshevik by Boris Kustodiev
How long until October Revolution Day?
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Dates of October Revolution Day
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|Commemorates the Russian Revolution of 1917|
October Revolution Day is a public holiday in Belarus. It is observed on 7 November.
It marks the Great October Socialist Revolution that began on 7 November 1917.
The October Revolution was the second revolution that took place in Russia in 1917. In February 1917, revolutionaries in St. Petersburg, overthrew the Tsar resulting in his abdication and the end of the Romanov dynasty and the Russian Empire. Russian was put under the control of a provisional government under Prince Georgy Lvov.
After the February Revolution, 'Soviets' were created across Russia. The Soviets were worker's councils, popular due to disaffection with the ability of the provisional government to improve the conditions of workers.
Many leaders of the Soviets were Bolsheviks, which strengthened the Bolsheviks in Russia to the point where, led by Lenin, they initiated the October Revolution, an armed insurrection in Petrograd on 7 November 1917. This revolution established the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, the world's first self-proclaimed socialist state.
Belarus is the only country that was part of the Soviet Union that still observes a public holiday to mark the October Revolution.
During the period of the Soviet Union, 7 November was a public holiday across the union and was one of the biggest state celebrations of the year.
In Russia, the day is a normal working day. The public holiday has been replaced by National Unity day, celebrated on 4 November.