December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days left until the end of the year. In the XX and XXI centuries, this day corresponds to December 14 of the Julian calendar.
What a holiday December 27 / photo UNIAN, Denis Pryadko
On this day, the world celebrates Day of Seduction, Day topsy-turvy, Day of cutting snowflakes from paper.
In the USA it is Fruit Pie Day, in Kyrgyzstan it is the Day of the passport and visa service employee.
Memorable dates December 27, anniversaries and events
On December 27, 1938, US President Roosevelt announced the start of the Civilian Pilot Training Program and the formation of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary civilian organization of the United States Air Force.
Read alsoDecember 27: folk holiday and customs, what is forbidden to do todayDecember 27 is the birthday of the IMF. The very decision to create the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was made on July 22, 1944 at the UN Bretton Woods conference on monetary and financial issues. For this, the basis of the agreement (IMF Charter) was developed, the final version of which was signed by the first 29 states on December 27, 1945. This date is today considered the official day of the creation of the IMF.
The Fund has the authority to create and provide its members with international financial reserves in the form of “Special Drawing Rights (SDR)”. The Fund’s financial resources are formed mainly from the “quotas” of its 189 member states, the total amount of which is currently 250 billion SDRs, or more than 300 billion dollars. Quotas are determined by a formula based on the relative sizes of the member states’ economies. The IMF’s primary financial role is to provide short-term loans to members with balance of payments difficulties. Members who borrow from the Fund, in turn, agree to implement reforms to address the causes of such difficulties.
Read alsoBirthday people on December 27: who to congratulate on Angel Day and how to name the childBorrowings from the IMF are limited in proportion to quotas. The fund also provides assistance on concessional terms to low-income member countries. The governing body of the Fund is the Board of Governors, in which all member countries are represented. It meets annually. The day-to-day work is directed by a 24-member Executive Board. The International Monetary and Financial Committee, of which 24 members are members of the Board of Governors, advises the Board on matters within its competence. The IMF employs about 2,500 people from 133 countries, headed by a Managing Director who is elected by the Executive Board.
In 1978, a new constitution entered into force in Spain, marking the end of the Franco dictatorship.
In 2004, a supernova explosion was recorded at a distance of about 50,000 light years.
What a church holiday today
The Orthodox Church on December 27 honors the memory of the holy martyrs Apollonius, Philemon, Theotikhos and Arian. Other names of the holiday: “Filimon”, “Firs”, “Boss”, “Kalinniki”.
What cannot be done today
On this day, you need to wash yourself thoroughly, the house should not be left uncleaned. Otherwise, evil spirits may cling to you.
Signs for December 27
People’s omens today / photo UNIAN, Denis Pryadko
There have long been weather signs for this day:
- what is Firs – so is February;
- a lot of frost – to snowfall;
- crows croak strongly – to severe frost.
Birthday December 27
Name days at Firs, Philemon, Arian and Nicholas.
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