Streets named after dates

Had to do some review of my travel stuff, and remembered there was something I’ve been curious about: streets named after dates.

In Cairo, not only is there a “26th July St.”, but a “6th October Bridge” crossing the almighty Nile. In Panaji, Goa, a “Rua 31 de Janeiro”. In Morelia, Michocacan, a “20 de Noviembre” street. I wonder of there’s “Fourth of July Street” anywhere in the U.S. of A.?

How do people decide to name streets after dates? I looked up November 20: it’s Revolution Day for Mexico. I don’t know about the other ones. Was it for some important military/political event, the expulsion of some foreign conqueror? Some important figure’s birthday? The day ice was introduced to the city? A religious commemoration? The first traffic light installed?

I wonder how many more streets there are in the world that are named after dates?

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One thought on “Streets named after dates

  1. It’s gotta be mostly related to historic events – like the one in Italy “Piazza XXV April” commemorating the official day that Italy was liberated from the Nazis.

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