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Scarlet Sails on 25th of May

On the 25th of May is the Day of celebration of all school graduates. Thousands of young people crowd along the Neva River near Palace Square and the bridges. Nevsky Prospect is closed and crowded with people. There are concerts on the squares and much festivity.

The highlight of the evening is a large firework salute over the river from the Peter and Paul fortress. The new fountains in the Neva River are dancing to music and a few VIP boats pass along.

Photo: The Peter the Great's ship Schtandardt outfitted in crimson red sails passes along the Neva for the finale.

Watch along the Neva river at Nevsky Prospect and Palace Square, Neva River embankment and bridges.
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Re: 25th of May: Scarlet Sails graduation celebrations
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 07:58:05 AM »
 All the city is lit up for the May 25 holiday called “Scarlet Sails” that honors all the graduating high school students,

 It is a last day to study for schools.
All students celebrate and go out to see the big old ship sailing down the River Neva as part of the ‘Crimson Sails’ with scarlet color sails.
The event also usually feature a firework spectacular and salute.

You can read a translation of the Crimson sails

Scarlet Sails is the name of a story by Alexander Grin published while he lived in St. Petersburg in 1922.

It is the story of a young girl who never gives up on her dreams and they finally arrive on the ship with the scarlet sails. And so it is an inspiration for all young people to never give up on their dreams and find their scarlet sails.

I think it is a very nice loving tale written by Alexander Grin (Грин Александр)

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Re: 25th of May: Crimson Sails graduation celebrations
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 04:38:45 PM »
The Alexander Grin Story of "Crimson Sails" is a nice story, almost a fairy tale.

In St. Petersburg the red sails come for the graduating students, symbolic that the dreams in their hearts will all come true.

It is really beautiful to stand along the Neva and see the crimson sails coming.

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Re: 25th of May: Alexander Grin's home
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 04:20:43 PM »
Alexander Grin lived in St. Petersburg. He was at 11 Dekabristov street.
I remember the walk well, from St. Isaac Square and Cathedral you walk south one block to Dekabristov Street and turn right. You only can turn right :) heh, heh.   About halfway to the Mariinsky Theater you will see his monument on Dekabristov 11. And if you need some clothes or household linens, there is a shop a few doors to the left with real clothes for Russian people for a fair price.  They don't have a sign, just look at the windows. It is the real deal from real Russian people.
This area used to be called Dostoevsky Town. A bit rough at times, but many artists, writers and musicians lived there among the creative angst.

Alexander Grin finished writing the Scarlet Sails while living at 11 Dekabristov street 1921-1922. There is a monument on the building.
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The Scarlet Sails is celebrated along the Neva in St. Petersburg. Photo by Lev Turnas posted to Facebook by the
St. Petersburg Times

Alexander Grin finished writing the Scarlet Sails while living at 11 Dekabristov street 1921-1922.

 


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