Celebrations are held on Manezhnaya Square, Revolution Square and on the passage between them, as well as at other venues.
Creative and culinary master classes, acquaintance with the national dishes of the regions of Russia, children’s matinees with Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden for mobilized children and other interesting events are included in the program of the Journey to Christmas festival. It takes place in the Russian capital until January 8th.
On Manezhnaya Square, Revolution Square and at the passage between them, guests are greeted by winter wizards who will present the festive traditions of different peoples of Russia, historical figures, heroes of fairy tales and folk epics. Together with Santa Claus, the festival is attended by Snegurushka, the spirit of water and rain Vedava from Mordovian mythology, the fabulous Santa Treskun and Emelya, as well as the Karelian Santa Claus Pakkaine. At the festival, you can get acquainted with the New Year traditions of the south of Russia, take pictures with the Dagestan Santa Claus, whose name is Mine Baba, the beautiful Shatana and the rogue Khozhe. On the site dedicated to the Russian North, the secrets of the Yakut spirit of cold Chyskhaan and the Evenk Father Frost Amaki Inin, Mother Winter and the beauty Voavr, who is a popular heroine of Sami fairy tales, will be revealed. The passage between Manezhnaya Square and Revolution Square has turned into an ice kingdom, where the rules of the game are set by the Baikal Santa Claus, Raven Kutkh revered by the peoples of the Far East, the heroine of the legends of the Ural miners, the Mistress of the Copper Mountain, and the Altai hero Sartakpai. On Revolution Square, you can get acquainted with the New Year traditions of old Moscow, which are told by Yuri Dolgoruky, the Grand Duchess of Moscow Sophia Paleolog and Uncle Gilyai, an expert on almost all the secrets of the capital, according to the website of the Moscow government.
The Journey to Christmas festival from the Moscow Seasons cycle will last until January 8 at 32 venues, 11 of which are deployed in the center of Moscow. Previously online edition of the publication “Teacher’s newspaper” told about the most beloved New Year traditions that are carefully preserved in Russia.