City holidays and memorable dates of St. Petersburg

City holidays and memorable dates of St. Petersburg

In addition to all-Russian and international holidays, the following city holidays and memorable dates are celebrated in St. Petersburg:

January 14 – Day of the Charter of St. Petersburg (adopted in 1998);

January 18 – Day of breaking the blockade of Leningrad (in 1943);

January 27 – Day of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade (in 1944);

February 10 – Memorial Day of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin (the day the poet died in 1837);

May 27 – City Day – Day of the foundation of St. Petersburg (in 1703);

June 5 – Day of breaking through the naval mine blockade of Leningrad (in 1946; celebrated since 2006);

June 9 – Birthday of Peter the Great (in 1672);

June 14 – Memorial Day of the Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt;

June 20th – Holiday of graduates of St. Petersburg schools “Scarlet Sails” (celebrated from 1968 to 1979 and since 2005);

July 1 – Restorer’s Day (celebrated since 2006);

July 12 – Day of the Holy Primate Apostles Peter and Paul;

August 15 – Day of Ladoga, the first capital of Russia, the predecessor of St. Petersburg (founded in 753);

September 8 – Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Blockade (the beginning of the blockade of Leningrad in 1941);

September 10 – Day of St. Petersburg Industry (celebrated since 2016);

September 12 – Day of the transfer of the relics of the holy noble prince Alexander Nevsky to St. Petersburg (1724) – the day of the Nishtad peace (1721);

October 30 – Shipbuilder’s Day (celebrated since 2014).

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