All posts tagged "holidays and celebrations"

  • Summer holidays in st petersburg
    Interesting events of summer 2015 in St. Petersburg

    Almost every weekend various celebrations and festivals are held in St. Petersburg during spring and summer. The biggest and most catchy events are listed below: May 16 – The official annual ceremony of fountains opening will be...

  • Most thrilling events of summer 2014 in St. Petersburg

    «White Night Stars» Music Fest, May 28 – July 31 The world famous Mariinsky Theatre holds the Opera, Ballet and Music Annual Festival run by Valery Georgiev. More than 200 performances are to be shown on the...

  • Palace square, SPB, Russia
    Palace square

    Each year the city day parade, international contests and athletic races, ballad song festivals and superstar’s concerts take place in the heart of St. Petersburg: the Palace Square. Madonna, Rolling Stones, Scorpions, Duran Duran, Roger Walters, Sir...

  • Maslenitsa celebration (pancake week) in Russia
    Russian Maslenitsa (Crepe week) celebration

    From mid-February to early March a big holiday takes place in Russia accompanied by open air celebrations and tons of fun – the holiday of winter farewell – Maslenitsa (also known as Butter or Crepe week). It...

  • Christmas in Russia
    Christmas in Russia

    Orthodox Christmas in Russia is celebrated on January 7, and not on December 25, as is customary in many other countries. This discrepancy is due to the fact that the Russian Orthodox Church followes the Julian calendar,...

  • St.Petersburg graduates heading to scarlet sales party
    Scarlet Sails Festival

    “Scarlet sails”, the holiday of graduates, is held on the weekend which is the nearest to the shortest night of the year (June 22) and falls on the White Nights season. White Nights are a special time...

  • Events in summer 2013
    Interesting events of summer 2013

    We’ve chosen for you the most interesting and spectacular events in St. Petersburg in the upcoming season. If you find yourself at one of these events you will surely open a new vivid and festive side of...

  • Victory day celebration in Russia
    Victory Day

    The Victory in the World War II is celebrated in Russia on May 9. Usually the happenings start from May 3 – 4 and run on up to May 13 – 14. The program is rich in...

  • City Birthday celebration, russian flags
    The City Day

    St. Petersburg’s birthday is celebrated on May 27. Historically it was precisely May 27, 1703 when the founder of the city Peter the Great had put the memorial sign into Peter and Paul Fortress’s footing which was...