Holidays

Events and celebrations in St Petersburg

Russian people love holidays, so if you are going to spend some time in St Petersburg you are recommended to visit one or more public events and festivals in the city. Different seasonal fairs, theatrical and light performances, fireworks and interactive contests, magnificent shows like Scarlet Sails take place in Saint Petersburg all year round. Check the upcoming events and plan your trip in advance. Feel free to leave your questions and requests to get more information about staying in the North capital of Russia.

Great Patriotic war monument in Saint Petersburg Russia May 9: The Victory Day in Russia

May 9 is a historical day celebrated by the Russians and people from the former Soviet Union republics. This year is special as May 9, 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War. Usually this important holiday is celebrated with a military parade, concerts, fireworks and definitely, recognition of the […]

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Traditional Russian Easter treats Orthodox Easter

Easter is the bright holiday of the Resurrection of Christ. As in the case of Christmas, the dates of celebration in Catholicism and Orthodoxy are different due to the Gregorian and Julian chronology. This year it’s April 12 and April 19. But these are conditional differences. The main feast day of Christianity unites millions of […]

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Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin. “Poyehali”

April 12th is proclaimed the International Day of Human Space Flight, which is annually celebrated at the international level. In Russia, the holiday is called Cosmonautics Day. The date is timed to coincide with the first manned space flight, which was made by Y. A. Gagarin on the Vostok-1 spaceship on April 12, 1961. Yuri […]

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Girls with flowers standing together International Women’s Day Celebration in Russia

Although nowadays many people in Russia associate March 8 with an extra day-off, the holiday has very serious roots. So apart from getting to know a Russian way of celebrating International Women’s Day, below you can read about the historical origins of this spring holiday. Origins Initially, the date was created by a social movement. […]

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Maslenitsa celebration in Saint Petersburg Russia Celebrating Maslenitsa in 2020

Maslenitsa is considered the ancient Slavic holiday. In fact, it is a festive farewell to winter and a holiday welcoming of spring. There is no actual date of celebration in the calendar, but it’s easy to calculate it yourself. Just subtract 56 days from the Orthodox Easter, you will get 48th day of the Great […]

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Beautiful light in snow Public January Holidays in Russia

New Year and Christmas are probably the most popular holidays in Russia. Apart from vast celebrations, beautiful decorations and the spirit of holiday, there is at least more plus of this season. It is a long period of days-off that people get together with festive mood, ongoing fireworks and dining. These are the January holidays […]

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Russian New Year dinner table has many different dishes on the list Traditional Russian New Year Dishes

The New Year’s Eve is a very special time, especially for those who prefer spending it at home with family and friends. Frankly, it is not only about getting a holiday spirit, it is also about tasting delicious meals. Eating a lot of very different, though traditional holiday dishes. So how about learning some traditional […]

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Christmas celebration Сhristmas at Annenkirche in Saint Petersburg

Real Christmas atmosphere in Saint Petersburg is easy to experience at Annenkirche. St. Anne’s Church is a Lutheran church which was built in 1775-1779 by Georg Friedrich Veldten for the German community. Since then, the church has gone under several significant historical turnovers, but it operates these days and offers special Christmas events. Apart from the traditional St Petersburg […]

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Christmas market in Saint Petersburg Russia Christmas Market in Saint Petersburg

Are you a fan of New Year and Christmas spirit? I definitely am, so want to share with you as much useful information as possible. You should experience the holiday mood in Saint Petersburg. To do so, one advice will be to visit the city Christmas market. This year the Christmas market will be open […]

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Fireworks next to Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg, Russia New Year 2020 Celebration in Saint Petersburg

Christmas and New Year is a very beautiful, special and truly magical season, no matter where you celebrate it. However, if you by chance end up in Saint Petersburg during the holidays, you are a lucky one. There are many interesting events and entertaining activities during the New Year night in Saint Petersburg. Traditional celebration […]

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