National Vesuvius Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: August 24, 2017 is National Vesuvius Day.

Vesuvius Day

Vesuvius Day remember the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius On August 24, 79 A.D, which destroyed the town of Pompeii and surrounding areas in a single of history’s biggest recorded volcanic explosions.

Vesuvius Day: Mount Vesuvius Eruption Anniversary
Vesuvius Day: Mount Vesuvius Eruption Anniversary

he skeletal remains of a young woman killed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The skeleton, unearthed from the ruins of Herculaneum in 1982, was named the "Ring Lady" because of the emerald and ruby rings found on the woman's left hand.

Back to school and more: A look at August holidays
Back to school and more: A look at August holidays

Today is Vesuvius Day, marking this day in 79 A.D. when Mount Vesuvius erupted. It's also Pluto Demoted Day — the day poor Pluto went from "planet" to "dwarf planet." And, on happier notes, Aug. 24 is Strange Music Day as well as National Waffle Day, ...

Pompeii, Italy: Turn ash to cash
Pompeii, Italy: Turn ash to cash

Attraction World offers a Pompeii and Vesuvius day trip from Naples for £94. Another major, and no less impressive, archaeological site is nearby Herculaneum. On the same day in AD 79, this seaside town was buried to a depth of 20 metres by the same ...

August 24, 2017 is also International Strange Music Day