Festival in St.Petersburg. Accommodation in St. Petersburg.
FESTIVALS IN THE ST.PETERSBURG
he tradition to organize celebrations, carnivals, and festivals of amazing ingenuity and wonderful artistic impression stems from famous assemblies of
Peter the Great.
The last holidays of May are known as the Days of the City, which is the most favorite festival for the city-dwellers. Outdoor fetes, spectacular performances, festive salutes, and fireworks turn every-day ordinariness into a thrilling show. May and June is the time of
White Nights, when everything is overwhelmed with attractive events and romantic adventures. Best concert stages of the city are left for musical and theatrical shows. Musical Olympus and the Stars of the White Nights are art festivals that feature the winners of the most prestigious musical competitions bringing together the best musicians of the world. Summer ballet season starts at the stage of Alexandrysky Theater.
One more event coincides with the Days of the City. It is the opening of fountain season in
Peterhoff. Enchanting spectacle of water, music, and light against the background of luxurious decorations of the Grand Emperor's Palace, Grand Fountain Cascade, and sculpture attire is a unique outdoor festive show.
Annual carnival in the town of Pushkin that takes place in the beginning of June attracts the whole city. Picturesque carnival procession, endless contests and shows, election of the Queen of the Carnival are main events of this famous and informal merrymaking. The final theater performance with fireworks on the bank of the Glassy Ponds in Ekaterinensky Park lasts till early morning being a well-earned award for the most steadfast participants.
Beer Festival is also one of the most popular summer events of the city that brings together up to half a million guests.
Winter festivals are also very enthralling sights. By tradition New Year festival in Russia is a family event, but it is followed by a noisy and festive Christmas Week. Christmas-tide merrymaking full of striking shows, where traditional Russian pancakes are served, is a great favorite of the townsfolk. It is a time when people meet their friends for celebrations of these popular winter holidays. All concert stages of the city show most colorful and bright performances.
The culmination point of St. Petersburg holiday life is Musical Christmas
Seasons. The Square of Arts and the Christmas Musical Parties in the Northern Capital are international winter art festivals that establish the highest standards of performance skills. These parties are held in the best concert halls of the city.
Winter ballet season in St. Petersburg is the most brilliant event. The stage
of Mariinsky Theater is the place where international ballet festival known as Mariinsky Festival is held. The audience can enjoy here the best performances of the world famous troupes.
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