Category Archives: Russian Celebrations (праздники) - Page 3

25 May
2016
Saint Petersburg celebrates 313th Birthday ! May 27th is when Saint Petersburg celebrates the foundation of the city. On this day, in 1703, in the course of war against Sweden, tsar Peter the Great laid the first stone of what was to be the Petropavlovskaya Krepost, the Peter and Paul Fortress. According to legend, the emperor ...
23 May
2016
24th May: Russian Alphabet Day The language has a very special role in Russian culture and society, so does the Russian alphabet. Of course, everywhere the language is a crucial element of people’s identity, but in Russia there is something going beyond that. Indeed, it is the Russian language which makes of the Russians a ...
02 May
2016
May has officially begun! And in Russia this means that also the “майские праздники” (May holidays) had started. Russian people really loves these holidays because they finally can relax and spend some time with the family. These festivities are: May 1 (Праздник Весны и Труда – Spring and Labor day) and May 9 (День Победы ...
29 Apr
2016
A glimpse of Russian Easter festivities! As everybody knows, Russian Easter never coincides with the Catholic Easter. It is always some weeks later and this year will fall on the next Sunday, the 1st of May. It is the most important festivity in the Orthodox world (even more then Christmas) and, for this reason, the streets of ...
14 Jan
2016
Unlike us the Russian Christmas is celebrated on the 7th January, like in the rest of the slavic countries. As in our culture, this day marks the birth of Christ. Although its celebration was forbidden during the Soviet union, recently it bagan to gain popularity and religious meaning again. Russians celebrate Christmas Day with the same activities like ...
05 Oct
2015
Appreciate Your Russian Teachers Day Celebration On the 5th of October more than one million high school teachers and 350 000 thousand universities teachers throughout Russia are being honoured as part of the Russian Teachers Day celebrations. Ever since the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recognized the importance of the teaching profession ...
04 Sep
2015
This Saturday 5th of September, Moscow will be celebrating the 868th  anniversary of its foundation. The city has received a total makeover during these last few days: flowers planted, walls scrubbed, roads cleaned… Displays have been installed everywhere claiming that Москва-лучший город земли (Mocow, the best city in the world) and wishing the beloved city ...
20 Jun
2015
This night all Saint Petersburg will gather on the Neva banks to watch the stunning fireworks show and the famous ship with scarlet sails. Every years the city celebrates the end of the school year and with it as well youth, hope and dreams. Алые паруса (Alye parusa, Scarlet sails) is one of the most ...
11 Jun
2015
Do you know that tomorrow, the 12th of June, is a national holiday in Russia? Do you know why? As you will learn from this post, even Russians are not exactly sure why tomorrow is a day off. Let’s investigate! On the 12th of June 1990 the Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian SFSR ...
18 May
2015
Today we write the 18th of May and by doing so we also mark a day filled with Russian history. First of all it’s the birthday of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. Secondly, it’s been 200 years since the death of the famous Russian general and national hero Alexander Suvorov. Lastly, it is the ...