World Snow Day (16/01)

In 2012, another good tradition appeared in the world - on one of the Sundays of January, at the initiative of the International Ski Federation (FIS), a new holiday is celebrated - World Snow Day. Its other name is International Winter Sports Day.

The purpose of the holiday is to increase interest in winter sports and involve young people in an active lifestyle. As conceived by the FIS, “snow festivals” should take place on this day, during which children and adults will be able to take part in skating, skiing or snowboarding competitions.

According to the organizers, "this day will give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the snow, meet someone and plunge into the bright future of winter sports, which will be perceived not only as a competition, but also as entertainment."