Day of the architect
1 Jul 2010 professional architects celebrate their holiday – the world Day of the architect. This holiday established by the International Union of architects (UIA) and is celebrated since 1985.
International Union of architects was officially registered in 1948, but the idea of its creation was born two years earlier, in September 1946. The post-war devastation and economic decline demanded unification of efforts of people of all countries and Nations affected by war, to restore favorable conditions of life of the people, for the restoration of monuments, religious buildings.
Since 1985, the world day of the architect (architecture) is annually celebrated on the first Monday of July. However, in 1996 year on the 20th meeting of the Supreme body of the ISA – the General Assembly of the MSA – was taken the decision to postpone the celebration of the world Day of the architect on the first Monday of October to mark the world day housing.
In connection with the transfer of the celebration of the world Day of the architect caused confusion. Some sources consider professional architect's Day and world Day of architecture in two separate occasion and offer to mention them separately: 1 July – day of the architect, the first Monday of October – world architecture Day.
In particular, in Ukraine at the state level there is a separate holiday Day of architecture of Ukraine. It is celebrated on 1 July as the world Day of architecture "on-old". Installed this occasion by the decree of the President of Ukraine № 456/95 of June 17, 1995. According to this decree on the Day of architecture of Ukraine is traditionally held the award and the presentation of State prizes of Ukraine in the field of architecture.
But, anyway, Day of the architect is an important and significant holiday not only for professional architects, but for all connoisseurs of architecture. After all, architecture is the art which is able to carry by creative image created by the author, through many centuries. In our days we marvel at the amazing beauty of the majestic pyramids, admire the Roman Colosseum, the iconic leaning tower of Pisa and many others monuments of the world, which became the real treasure of all mankind.