All posts tagged "holidays and celebrations"
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...
- Posted May 15, 2015
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...
- Posted June 29, 2014
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...
- Posted April 28, 2014
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...
- Posted February 27, 2014
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,...
- Posted December 24, 2013
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...
- Posted May 28, 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...
- Posted May 8, 2013
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...
- Posted May 4, 2013
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...
- Posted April 23, 2013