Day of chaos and disorder (14/07)

A very unusual holiday is celebrated annually on July 14, thanks to the American Adrienne Sue Coopersmith, this is the Day of Chaos and Disorder. In the English-speaking environment, it is known as Pandemonium Day.

The word "Pandemonium" has been known since biblical times, but became widely known only in the 17th century thanks to the poem "Paradise Lost" by the English poet J. Milton. In his work, the author, building a plot on a biblical basis, calls with this word the halls of a fallen angel cast down from Heaven, personifying the forces of Evil. Literally, this word is translated from Latin as pandemonium, confusion and disorder.

The establishment of such a holiday is interpreted ambiguously, and different meanings are put into explaining its meaning. On the one hand, the establishment of a holiday dedicated to chaos, and even with a name indirectly associated with the forces of evil, can cause wariness. On the other hand, the appeal to the topic of chaos refers us to the ancient theories of the origin of the world, created from this very chaos or from nothing. The same theory underlies the Christian doctrine, which says that the Lord created the world out of chaos.