Easter Festival 2016

One of the main religious holidays – the Holy Resurrection of Christ, or Easter – approaches. St. Petersburg traditionally prepares to celebrate the Easter Sunday with a diverse program. During the week it will be possible to visit numerous city events – festivals, fairs, concerts, master classes for children and outdoor celebration.

From April 29 to May 5, 2016 in St. Petersburg is going to celebrate Easter festival already loved by citizens and city visitors, the major events will be held at the square near Kazan Cathedral and Malaya Konyushennaya ulitsa.

The ceremonial opening of the festival will take place on May 1  at 01-00 p.m. at the square near Kazan Cathedral.

Residents and guests of St. Petersburg can be sure to find something to his or her liking during the Easter holiday.

An additional program specially prepared for children and their parents will help to hold the holiday fun for the whole family and won’t leave anyone indifferent.

You can download the complete program of Easter events here.

All additions to the program will be posted here. Please, stay tuned.

Easter festival in St. Petersburg 2016 program

Place

Description

28th of April

SPb state-financed organization «Viborgskiy district Center of family and children social care» (St.Petersburg, Uchebniy per., 8/2)

10:30 – «Making of Easter souvenirs» workshop

U. Inge library for family reading  (St.Petersburg, Strelna, ul. Orlovskaya, 2)

12:00 – 18:00 – «Christ’s Easter» - discussions near book exhibition (also on 29th of April at the same time)

Teen club «Yunost» (St.Petersburg, ul. Respublikansaya, 18/1)

17:00 – «Easter’s spring» concert

Library №10 in Pushkin (St.Petersburg, Pushkin, ul. Leningradskaya, 36)

28th of April– «Day of holy wonders» exhibition

Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra  (St. Petersburg, Monastyrka river embankment, 1)

28th of April – Easter fair (fair will last until 4th of May)

29th of April

N.V. Gogol Library (St. Petersburg, Sredneohtinskiy pr.,8)

12:00 – «How Easter was celebrated in ancient Russia» - discussion with multimedia presentation

 «Zaozerie» club (St.Petersburg, Komendantskiy pr.,39)

16:00 – «Bright Easter» yarn workshop

 «Burevestnik» club (St.Petersburg, ul. Dolgoozernaya, 16)

17:00 – «Preparing for Easter» creation workshop

Kids library №7 (St.Petersburg, Iskrovskiy pr.,6/4)

17:00 – «Preparing for Easter» – parents and kids eggs painting workshop

30th of April

Recreation center in Pushkin (St. Petersburg, Pushkin, ul. Naberezhnaya,14)

12:00 – «Easter gift» workshop

West military county Officer house (St. Petersburg, Liteyny pr., 20)

14:00 – «Easter concert» and making of Easter postcard, candies and pussy willow workshop

B. Lavrentiev library (St.Petersburg, Karpovka river embankment, 28)

14:00 – «Easter painting» workshop

SPb state-financed organization «Teen center «Ligovo» (St. Petersburg, ul. Dobrovoltzev, 44)

17:00«Easter fantasies» family workshop

SPb state-financed organization «St. Petersburg concert» (St. Petersburg, Fontanka river embankment, 41)

19:00 – Easter concert of «Divertisment» orchestra. The best of Gaiden and Gendel

1st of May

Kolpino Trinity cathedral (St. Petersburg, Kolpino, ul. Volodarskogo,42)

12:00 – Concert, Easter playgrounds, workshop fair

SPb state-financed organization «Culture and recreation park in Zelenogorsk», basketball playground (St. Petersburg, Zelenogorsk, Primorskoe highway, 536)

12:00 Easter basketball tournament

SPb state-financed organization «Culture and recreation park in Zelenogorsk», volleyball playground (St. Petersburg, Zelenogorsk, Primorskoe highway, 536)

13:00 Easter volleyball tournament

Ethnographic theatre «Ethno»

(St. Petersburg, ul. Mohovaya,3)

13:00 – «Easter» theatre performance

SPb state-financed organization «St. Petersburg’s concert» (St. Petersburg, Fontanka river embankment, 41)

19:00 – «Easter happiness» performance. Singing, games, round dances, Russian folk music

Recreation center (St. Petersburg, ul. Mebelnaya, 25/1)

1 мая – «In this bright day…» - painting and craft exhibition (exhibition will last until 20th of May)

2nd of May

Cultural center «Piskarevskiy» (St. Petersburg, ul. Tuhachevskogo, 31)

2nd of May – book exhibition «Bright Easter» (exhibition will last until 16th of May)

3rd of May

Sophia Cathedral in Pushkin (St. Petersburg, Pushkin, Sophia square, 1)

9:30 – Sunday school pupil liturgy. Procession

SPb state-financed organization «St. Petersburg’s concert» (St. Petersburg, Fontanka river embankment, 41)

19:00 – «Joseph Bach Easter cantata». Concert dedicated to West-European cultural traditions of celebrating Easter

4th of May

Teen club «Vega» (St.Petersburg, ul.Kommuni, 32/5)

17:00 – «Easter light» festival

6th of May

Holy Ioann Kronshtadtskiy Cathedral 
(
St. Petersburg, Kronshtadtskaya square, 2)

9.30Liturgy

Holy Ioann Kronshtadtskiy Cathedral 
(
St. Petersburg, Kronshtadtskaya square, 2)

11:00Kids procession. «Holy Georgiy» theatre performance. Painting contest.

7th of May

Nativity of St John the Baptist Church (Chesmenskaya) (St. Petersburg, ul. Lensoveta, 12)

10:00 – Liturgy with participation of amateur chorus

Chesemensky Palace
(St. Petersburg, ul. Gastello, 15)

13:30 – Easer concert performed by musical schools students

8th of May

St. Paul and Peter Cathedral in Sestroretsk

(St. Petersburg, Sestroretsk, Petrovskaya naberezhnaya, 1)

8:30Liturgy with participation of Sunday school students