Saint Petersburg is a very young city, thanks to this, the date of its Foundation by Peter I is known for sure on May 27, 1703, the Emperor laid the Foundation stone of the Peter and Paul fortress. Since then, this day is celebrated annually as the day of the city of St. Petersburg and it is a great occasion to visit the Northern capital.
The celebration lasts from the very morning until late in the evening, here is an approximate schedule of activity on the city day:
Morning program from 10 to 12 am. During these hours, flowers are laid at the monument to Peter I (the Bronze horseman) with the marching of the Honour Guard company along the Admiralty embankment. Then the action moves to the Peter and Paul fortress, where there are performances of popular Russian show stars and a costume carnival, and at exactly noon a cannon salvo will be given.
The daily program from 12 to 20 hours includes festive festivities on the spit of Vasilievsky Island, where the traditional “ball of nationalities” takes place. Folk groups come from all over the country to demonstrate songs and dances of the indigenous peoples of Russia, then there will be a display of national costumes and master classes in traditional crafts.
The evening program from 20: 00 to 00: 00 ends with a large Symphony concert conducted by the city orchestra on Palace Square. It involves various dance companies and Opera performers. At 23: 00, the sky over Saint Petersburg lights up with a deafening and colourful salute of fireworks
Location : St.Petersburg
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