Festivals and Events in Russia

Russia is famous for many things – for hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2018, for housing stunning railway stations that a works of fine art in their own right and for producing some of the best vodka that the world has ever tasted. It is also strongly rooted in politics, economics, history, performing arts, fine arts and literature – Russian festivals and Russian events are a testament to this fact.

One of the best ways to immerse in a country and its culture is to take part in festivals and celebrations with the locals. We’ve got the round-up of some of the most iconic and unique festivals celebrated in Russia.

Festivals and Events

Famous festivals in Russia include the Maslenitsa Festival (in ode to the end of winter and the beginning of spring), the Reindeer Herder’s Festival (an iconic winter Russian festival featuring reindeer races and skiing), Moscow Golden Mask Festival (which pays homage to Russian theatre and drama), Victory Day (celebrating the win of the Soviet Union over Nazi rule) and the St Petersburg White Nights Festival (a celebration of the infamous “white nights” with top Russian performances in art, music and dance). Orthodox Christmas, taking place in the beginning of January, is truly a beautiful spectacle to experience as well.               

When it comes to Russian festivals, we are barely scratching the surface. The country is home to so many national, regional and local events that it is difficult to pen them all down. If you’d like to learn more about major festivals and events that are taking place in Russia during the days of your holiday, talk to us! You can give us a ring, visit our website or simply walk into your nearest SOTC branch and we can help you incorporate some great celebrations into your Russia Tour Packages to make sure that you have a Russian extravaganza to remember!

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