Russia Day <br>12 June 2016

Russia Day is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, which has been celebrated every year on June 12 since 1992. On this day, in 1990, Russian parliament declared Russian sovereignty from the USSR. The main venue of celebrations is Cathedral Square. Traditionally, festivities and concerts starts at 11am and last until 8pm. Remember, that […]

Savior of the Cherry Feast Day <br>10 July 2016

Tourists will be able to participate in the ritual celebration of “Savior of the Cherry Feast Day”. The festival is held at the beautiful site of the Saviour hill near the Patriarch’s gardens. Feast of Pomona is an ancient festival of cherry picking. Culinary masters will cook various cherry treats: fresh pastries, cakes, cherry candies, […]

VII historical festival of medieval culture “Vladimir blade” <br>19-21 August 2016

Clubs of historical reconstruction from different Russian cities will take part in the festival. Within 3 days, visitors will see the equestrian and archery tournaments, buhurts (mass battles), performances by music groups, costume contest, fire show, etc. Venue: Park “Zagorodniy” Address: 4, Sudogorskoye highway (Rus: ул.Судогодское шоссе , 4). To get to the park take a bus […]

New Year <br>31 December 2016 – 10 January 2017

“New year” is a public holiday and the most celebrated day in Russia. It is the most popular holiday in Russia. For the Russians, the New Year is a family holiday; people prefer to spend it with their friends and relatives. Russian Holiday tradition includes a decorated New Year’s fir-tree. Children wait for Ded Moroz […]

Russian Orthodox Christmas <br>7 January 2017

Christmas is a national holiday, however many Russians continue to focus on the New Year’s celebration. Events begin on the eve of the holiday. People attend Christmas religious services which are held in churches during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Remember, that January 7 is an official day-off. On this day most of public offices […]

Defender of the Fatherland Day <br>23 February 2017

It is a public Russian holiday and day off which is celebrated on February 23 every year. The day focuses on the achievements of military forces and veterans. Most Russians observe this holiday as a day of Russian men including those who never served in the military. Authorities may organize local parades to honor the […]

International Women’s Day <br>8 March 2017

International Women’s Day is an internationally recognized celebration of women and their social and political achievements. The Women’s day is an official public holiday which is celebrated on March 8 every year. Started as a Socialist political event the day eventually lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their […]

Maslenitsa <br>March 2017 (To be confirmed)

Maslenitsa is a traditional Russian festival, a mix of pagan beliefs and Christian traditions, which marks the end of winter. It is also known as Pancake Week. Pancakes (rus: Блины [Blini]) are usually baked in large quantities and shared among friends and family to symbolize the sun and warmth. Maslenitsa lasts for up to one […]

Paskha (Easter) <br>16 April 2017

The Orthodox festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Paskha is how Russians call Easter, the main holiday of the Russian Orthodox Church. Believers end 40 days of fasting with midnight church services. During Paskha is customary to eat “Kulich” and “Paskha”, special yeast fruit cakes. Visitors can try traditional […]

Spring and Labour Day <br>1 May 2017

In the former Soviet Union, 1 May was International Workers’ Day and was celebrated with huge parades in Russian cities. But after the collapse of communism the annual parade gave way to less political festivities. Traditionally, festive rallies are held on this day. Remember, that May 1 is official day-off. On this day most of […]