Victory Day <br>9 May 2017

Victory day or 9 May marks the day when the German military surrendered to the USSR in Berlin in 1945. This day became the end of the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War) for the USSR. As a rule, military parade is held in Suzdal this day. Next to Torgovaya Square […]

Museums at Night <br>20-21 May 2017

Suzdal’s museums will be accessible free of charge all day long on May 21 till late at night. Museum complex of St. Euthymius monastery will change its schedule. Normally the museum closes before dark, however, during the festival visitors will have an opportunity to see the monuments of St. Euthymius monastery at night. Museums at […]

Troitsa <br>4 June 2017

Troitsa is a holiday commemorating the arrival of the Holy Spirit amongst the apostles and other disciples of Jesus. The Troitsa or the Day of the Holy Trinity is celebrated 7 weeks (or 50 days) after Easter Sunday. Visitors of the festival will be able to see the ancient celebrating traditions of Troitsa, listen performances of […]

Ivan Kupala <br>Early July 2017

Traditions and activities associated with this holiday is closely linked to Pagan rituals. Usually people lit bonfires to dance around and leap over. Another tradition was to pour water on everyone in sight. It is believed that the acts of jumping over bonfires and water pouring purify people from bad luck and sickness. Venue: Largest hotels […]

“Ancient Suzdal” festival <br>July 2017 (To be confirmed)

Dedicated enthusiasts and members of historical reconstruction clubs from all over Russia will gather in Suzdal for two days. Military History Festival ancient Suzdal is held annually in July. It is a fantastic experience to learn and see what things was like in ancient times of Russian history. The festival program includes demonstration of medieval […]

Cucumber festival <br>15 July 2017

The Cucumber Festival takes place annually in midsummer during harvest of vegetables. Suzdal considers itself the cucumber capital of Russia. The cucumber festival provides parades, contests and concerts, music and dancing, games and raffles, and cucumbers prepared in every way possible. Even cucumber jam is represented to make tourists wonder. Venue: different locations around the city Event cost: Free

The day of Suzdal <br>12 August 2017

The history of Suzdal dates back to as early as 1024. In 2016 the town will celebrate its 993 birthday. The day of the foundation begins by tolling in numerous bells of monasteries followed by sounding of trumpets. The programme of the day includes a wide range of entertaining, contests or competitions, games, folk merrymaking […]

Savior of the Apple Feast Day <br>19 August 2017

This holiday has a pre-Christian origin and is associated with harvesting of ripe apples. During the Apple Feast the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral held a festive liturgy and consecration of apples. On this day people eat apples, apple pies, or other dishes containing apples. Venue: Transfiguration Cathedral of the St. Euthymius Monastry Event cost: Free

Euphrosinia Fair <br>7 October 2017

For several centuries a major Russian agricultural fair has been taking place in Suzdal. The fair received its name Euphrosinia from a local saint whose birth falls on October – the time of the fair. The fair is a wonderful action, with performances by folk groups, singers and dancers. Visitors will be able to buy products […]