National Day of the Slap (Slans) in New Zealand (02/12)

The population of New Zealand is over five million people. And without exaggeration, it can be argued that every inhabitant of this country has at least one pair of rubber slippers - or slates, as such shoes are called in Russia.

Therefore, it is not surprising that every year since 2007, on December 2, a very original holiday is celebrated here - National Jandal Day.

They say that the Russian name for slippers - “slates” comes from the name of the city in which in Soviet times these comfortable beach shoes were produced at the Polymer plant. Embossed on the rubber sole of the slippers, the word "slates" gradually came into use as the name of this shoe, and not the place of its manufacture.