Category Archives: Russian Celebrations (праздники) - Page 5

21 Feb
2015
Maslenitsa: How, Why and Where it is celebrated? On the 21 and 22 of February take place the main celebrations of Russian Maslenitsa (Масленица). Also known as Shrovetide or Pancakes Week, this is a Slavic religious celebration of pagan origins, which combines two traditions. The pagan side celebrates the welcoming of spring and the awakening of ...
07 Nov
2014
Today I was fortunate enough to witness a military parade on Red Square. The parade was commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet parade on the anniversary of the October Revolution, immediately after which the soldiers marched to the front and successfully defended Moscow from an impending Nazi assault. The event is not held yearly, ...
05 Nov
2014
Russian Halloween Celebration in St Petersburg! Russian Halloween celebrations are not as popular in Russia as it is in other countries around the world. The religious significance of the 31st October does not relate to the Russian Orthodox calendar, and some religious officials even think that the holiday is ‘Satanic’, so much so that I ...
04 Nov
2014
You may be forgiven for not hearing about it but, although less-known than its fellow national holidays, the Day of Unity is a grand commemoration of the unbreakable union of all peoples that make up the Russian Federation! Today, the people of Russia will celebrate this relatively new concept with verve and excitement. The Day ...
20 Oct
2014
When in Moscow: First Impressions First of all, hello everyone. I’d just like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Ryan Goff and I’m the new editorial assistant intern here at Liden & Denz Moscow, so if you frequent the blog you’ll be seeing a lot from me for the next couple ...
01 Sep
2014
Maybe you have seen some gorgeous pupils today in the city and you are wondering what celebration took place today? Today is День Знаний, Knowledge day, in Russia! You can also call it the first of September. As soon as August came to an end, Russian schoolchildren returned from holidays at summer camps, dachas or ...
22 Aug
2014
Today Russia celebrates its National Flag Day! While it is not a day off, special events will be hosted in many Russian cities. Saint Petersburg dwellers, for instance, will be able to attend a free concert on Palace Square, a military parade and an acrobatic air show by the “Russian Knights” stunt pilots. On August ...
04 Aug
2014
84 years ago the Russian Airborne Troops  have been founded on the 2nd of august in 1930. Since then they help to solve big national problems. In the past they fought in big wars like world war ll. for the security of her motherland, nowadays they assure the security by supporting Anti-Terrorism-operations. They are an elite ...
31 Jul
2014
This Saturday night an impressive light show is taking place at the Gatschina Palace, about 50 km outside of Saint Petersburg. From 11p.m to 3a.m the park of the Gatschina Palace will become a wonderland of lights and shadows: open air light and firework shows will be in the centre of the stage, whereas theatrical ...
19 Jun
2014
Алые паруса is the biggest and most famous White Nights Festival event in St Petersburg and offers spectacular fireworks, numerous concerts and a massive water show, all to celebrate the end of the school year. Алые паруса is only celebrated in St Petersburg, and began after the end of World War II, when several schools ...