Every year on September 24, an interesting professional holiday is celebrated - the International Day of caravan. It is celebrated by caravan leaders and other participants in transport columns and ship caravans, truckers, crews of merchant ships and crews of escort ships.
This professional holiday was established in 1995 by the International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA).
September 24 was chosen as the date of the holiday - the birthday of the famous British navigator and navigator of the 16th-17th centuries William Adams (William Adams, September 24, 1564 - May 16, 1620). He is considered the first European to reach the shores of Japan. After his sea voyage in 1597-1600, William Adams lived in the Land of the Rising Sun for 20 years, playing an important role in the development of Japan's trade relations with England and Holland.