National Miners’ Day is celebrated annually in America on December 6th, recognizing the hard work of those who spend half their lives underground. Mining is a hazardous profession that most people cannot even imagine. On this day, we can honor and support miners around the world.
Mining has always held a special place in people’s hearts, as the underworld holds many secrets. The image of a miner has remained unchanged over the years – a tired man in a sooty suit. Although the profession has become easier in some respects due to mechanization, it still requires a lot of manual labor. This has led to employers luring people in with high wages and benefits.
Miners are brave and fearless people, and their profession is not exclusive to men – women miners also exist. Miners descend a vertical shaft, similar to an elevator, to their destination, which can be up to 7 kilometers away. In such difficult conditions, people have learned to rely on each other in order to work safely and effectively.
- Miners risk their lives every day, making them extreme people.
- They are superstitious and don’t take unnecessary risks or speak unnecessary words.
- In Australia there is an underground town where people actually live.
- Miners used to take canaries down with them in cages to monitor their health. If the bird started acting restlessly, the miners would rise to the surface.
- South Africa has the world’s most dangerous mine, where people often die.
- Miners are equipped with special devices in case of emergencies and smoke.
How to take part
On National Miners’ Day, we can show our support for miners around the world. Post about the importance of mining on social media, or study up on the literature and films about mining accidents. Congratulate miners on this special day and thank them for their hard work.
When is National Miners Day celebrated in 2023?
National Miners Day is observed on December 6 each year.