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May 27: St. Petersburg's birthday, since 1703.
« on: January 03, 2009, 07:56:33 PM »
The official birth date of St. Petersburg is May 27, 1703.

On the birthday or near day named by the city for the observance Nevsky is usually closed and there is a parade to Palace Square for festivities.
Expect a lot of people and watch out for trash or bottles on the raod as you walk.
Everyone is smiling and in a festive mood, it is fun to watch the crowd.

Founded on the swampy delta of the Neva River where it flows into the Gulf of Finland, Peter the Great willed it into existence, reclaiming the swamp to make the Admiralty and Peter and Paul Fortress and made it the new capital of Russia.
He brought the best architects and ship builders from around Europe to build his capital.

With over 40 islands and many rivers and canals, it is called the Venice of the North. :)

Just over 300 years old, it is young by Russian standards but is treasured as the cultural hub of Russia.

Nevsky Propekt is usually closed and there is a parade to Palace Square.
http://www.peterway.com/about_spb/history/

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May 27, 2006 Nevsky Propect crowded for birthday
Peter and Paul Fortress founded 27 May 1703
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Re: May 27: St. Petersburg birthday
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 07:35:10 AM »
On May 27, 1703 year (or on May, 16   old calendar) the St. Petersburg fortress, Peter and Paul Fortress was founded and that day became the official birthday of the city.
Looking for a site for his new fortress Peter I chose the island of Enisaari  which was known to the Russians as Zayachii ostrov.

You can even celebrate two times! :)

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May 27 th St. Petersburg city's birth day
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 12:52:57 AM »
I think that major event as Citys Birthday on May 27th, will be scheduled for Saturday, May 29th: street concerts, festivals, boat-races, a carnival, firework, music, etc.


City Day is in late May.
 The official birthday of St. Petersburg on May 27th usually celebrated in style with partying around the city center as Palace Square with evening fireworks, along with many other events taking place at venues including the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Grand Philharmonic Hall.
International Festival 'Musical Spring in St. Petersburg' happens at the same time - throughout May, with contemporary music from the 20th century, performed at venues such as also the city's Philharmonic Halls and the Capella Concert Hall.

The Bands Battle  annual rock celebration, with loud music in the parks and partying for all involved.

I think you will be able to hear some music where ever you are - at home or on the street. :0 Enjoy!
 

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St. Petersburg birthday observed May 25, 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 06:44:43 PM »
Although the birthday of St. Petersburg is officially May 27, in 2014 it will be celebrated Sunday May 25 so more people can attend the festivities.

 


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