New Year
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 Santa Claus), to come and bring them presents.

Plenty of events are usually being held during the extended holiday period: concerts, contests, troika rides, snowball fights, sleigh rides and other traditional Russian folk customs.

Remember, that January 1-10 are official days-off. On these days most of public offices are closed and some public transport routes may be changed due to street events.

Venue: Cathedral Square and other locations around Vladimir
Event cost: Free

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