С днём матери! – Mother’s Day in Russia
It is interesting how different countries have different dates for Mother’s Day! If you are Russian, then keep in mind, this Sunday, on the 24th of November, Mother’s Day is celebrated in Russia! On Mother’s Day people honor mothers and pregnant women, whereas on International women’s day, on the 8th of March, all women are… Continue reading
Come together for Unity Day!
Russia’s most anonymous holiday is celebrated on the 4th of November. The holiday is named Unity Day (День народного единства) and despite the fact that the majority of Russian doesn’t know why or when it’s celebrated, it is still a national holiday with an interesting history. Let’s learn more about it! The origin of Unity… Continue reading
Moscow City Day
Moscow City Day (День города Москвы) is an annual celebration of, as the name indicates, the city of Moscow. It is celebrated on the first or second Saturday of September meaning that this year, which marks the 872th anniversary of the city, the celebrations will be held on the 7-8 of September. What is Moscow… Continue reading
What even is ‘knowledge day’?
Knowledge day, otherwise known as День Знаний, takes place annually on the 1st of September which is just under two weeks from now! Whilst this day originated from the early period of the USSR, it still has huge cultural significance in a few Eastern European countries and particularly in Russia. Nationally, this day of celebration… Continue reading
The Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg (Алые Паруса)
The Scarlet Sails – or Алые Паруса (Alye Parusa) – is one of the main public events of the Russian Summer, and for any visitors who are lucky enough to be staying in St.Petersburg this year on the night of the 23rd June – when the famous White Nights are at their brightest – there… Continue reading
Victory Day: In memory of the victims of the Second World War
In a few days, all the nations that played a role in the Second World War will celebrate a special event: the victory over the German Reich in 1945. Depending on the country, the date varies between 8 and 9 May, when the Commander-in-Chief of the German Wehrmacht signed the document of unconditional surrender at… Continue reading
Orthodox Easter in Russiа: С днём Светлой Пасхи
Since today is Easter day what’s better than having a closer look to one of the most important Orthodox Catholic celebration? For those who are curious to know more about Easter in Russia, here you are. In this article I’m going to “unravel you the secrets” of Orthodox Easter and, on top of that, to… Continue reading
A Very Russian Birthday
Anyone who has had any interaction with me in the last few weeks will know that it is my birthday today – and that I still get about way too over-excited about it. To further fuel my enthusiasm (and, of course, further deepen my understanding of Russian culture) here are some of the traditions and… Continue reading