Always take the weather with you
Belarusian hydrometeocenter issues weather passports
It has turned out that by customer’s order passport cover can come in various versions: romantically ornamented for newly-wed, with funny pictures — for kids, with Autumn theme — devoted to Knowledge Day (September 1st). In special cases the meteocenter can make a weather passport for foreign citizens — several residents of Russia and Ukraine have already become owners of such documents. Sometimes the passport is supplemented with some interesting information related to weather. For example, with folk omens. If an event took place on September 24th, for instance, it is put down in weather passport that this was the day of autumnal equinox called the Autumn Fedora — “On Fedora day summer ends and autumn starts.” Trees get yellow within several days and cold rains are frequent in this season.
Weather passports allow to take a look into the past. Some wish to remember what the weather was like on Epiphany Day, or on graduation or even on the day of their first romantic date. And a weather passport can become something more important than just weather reminder: one young man who lives in Germany now, was presented with a weather passport with cover photo of maternity clinic in Minsk where he was born, on his birthday.
By the way, why shouldn’t foreign tourists have such reminders of days spent in Belarus? For today we can recall the atmosphere of any journey of the past!
by Olga Korban