Saint Petersburg City Day

City Day in St. Petersburg is celebrated in the second half of May. This is the largest city holiday in St. Petersburg. It is celebrated on a large scale in recent years.

On this day, many interesting events take place in the city: open-air concerts, performances by artists, festival parades, fireworks. Interesting events are organized in different parts of the city, but the best places to visit this day are Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, Peter and Paul Fortress and part of Vasilyevsky Island. The main condition for a successful holiday is good weather.

In 2019, May 27 falls on Monday. Date of the major events for the citizens has not yet named, but it can be assumed that the festival will be held on Sunday 26 May. Follow the information on the Internet.

We recommend booking a place to stay (hotel, hostel, apartment) on these days in advance if you are planning a trip to St. Petersburg in May. The best places will be booked long before the holiday.

You can choose and book a guided tour in advance, via the Internet.

St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the First on May 27, 1703 (it was May 16 at that time). Festive events for residents of the city are organized in the nearest (to this date) weekend. The founding of the city is considered the beginning of the construction of the Peter and Paul Fortress.

May 27 is most often a working day. Therefore, the main events for the public are held in the coming weekend. On May 27, official events take place, such as laying flowers at the monument to Peter the First (The Bronze Horseman) on Senate Square.

Events

City Day is celebrated in St. Petersburg on a large scale. Some events have already become traditional, but every year something new appears. The list of activities for the current year usually appears in mid-May.

Among the events of recent years.

Festive fireworks. Fireworks launch at the Peter and Paul Fortress in the evening. The best places to watch the fireworks are the Palace Embankment, the Palace Bridge and the eastern tip of Vasilyevsky Island.
Nearest metro station: Admiralteyskaya.

The performance of the Big choir on the Palace Square. In previous years, the choir also performed on St. Isaac's Square.

Ice Cream Festival on Ostrovsky Square. Ostrovsky Square is located near Nevsky Prospect, near the Alexandrinsky Theater.

Parade on Nevsky Prospect. Traffic is usually closed for several hours on Nevsky Prospect. Participants in the parade may be different. It can be: brass bands, circus artists, athletes, cyclists, motorcyclists, vintage cars. Motorcyclists and vintage cars may also conduct their own separate parade.
The nearest metro stations are Nevsky Prospect and Gostiny Dvor.

Concert "Classics on the Palace." The concert on Palace Square has become traditional in recent years. You can hear the performance of the orchestra, opera singers and performances by other artists.

celebration Nevsky Prospekt St. Petersburg In 2011, the city of St. Petersburg, Russia celebrate 308 years. Not a very great age. In the world there are many cities with a longer history. But during these 308 years St. Petersburg has become known to people living in different countries. Love it many of those who live here who have studied here or visited here. In his birthday we wish him prosperity.
photo from SPb In recent years, the City Day celebrations in St. Petersburg celebrated on a grand scale. The celebration began May 27 with the laying of wreaths at the monument to the city's founder.
concert on Nevsky Prospekt On Saturday 28 May the main street Nevsky Prospect was closed to traffic. Nevsky Prospekt is walking zone only twice a year: the holiday Day of the City "and in celebration of school leavers"Scarlet sails ".
boat old The festivities started with a parade on Nevsky Prospekt. Unfortunately the rainy weather did not allow to make good photographs. Later the weather improved. In several places on Nevsky Prospekt were arranged scene where the musicians performed. On Palace Square artists all day long gave concerts for the public.
vanha laiva Suomesta From Finland to St. Petersburg arrived a few old ships. They arranged parade on the Neva River. Ancient ships of Finland drew attention to the public. Citizens welcome our guests from Finland.

On Sunday, May 29 celebration will continue.


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