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Vesuvius Day

August 24

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 24 of August, repeating indefinitely

August 24


First occurrence:

August 24, 79 AD, was the date when Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii.
The citizens were warned by years of occasional small tremors.
But because nothing yet happened they learned to ignore
these warning signs.

When Vesuvius showed even more activity the days before
it would erupt, Pompeii was celebrating the holiday of
Vulcanalia, honoring the Roman god of fire and volcanoes.
The activity of Vesuvius was cheered as a positive sign
that Vulcanos approved of the celebrations.
And they were indeed right..
This event would become memorable.

This volcano in the South of Italy is most well known
for the destruction of Pompeii.

This got Vesuvius somewhat of a bad reputation.
Vesuvius only erupts violently once every few decades and
sometimes there are even a whole few centuries apart.

You just don’t want to be anywhere near when that happens.
Otherwise, Vesuvius is just a warm hearted mountain
who just occasionally needs to blow off some steam.






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