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315-years Anniversary of Saint Petersburg

In May of 2018 we are going to celebrate the 315th anniversary of Saint Petersburg. Accompanied by the beauty of white nights there will be several projects conducted specifically dedicated to the city's birthday: "Classics at the Palace Square", "Singing Bridges", Ice Cream Festival and many others.

The celebration will be open by the Grand Choir performing at the Palace Square on May 20th. On May 21st the work of Literature Alleys will be relaunched following the 13th Saint Petersburg Literature Salon. By the way, both of these events are worth visiting. Salon brings out the latest publications of leading publish houses of Russia and abroad for very reasonable price. It offers a lot of interesting books of contemporary authors as well as classics of both Russian and foreign literature for both kids and adults. Guests of the city will also be able to find practical and nice souvenirs. Literature Alleys is basically an open-air book store with wide range of publications and amazing space for sophisticated walk. These events are notable for Saint Petersburg was recognized as the most reading region of Russia.

May 26th will give a start to the main part of celebration that will be concluded on the very date of May 27th. There will be traditional Ice Cream Festival open on a usual spot - Ostrovkiy Square in the very heart of the city - where leading producers of legendary Russian ice cream will present their well-known products along with exciting novelties. Then the "Motocapital" Festival will be run with mototechnics parade along Nevsky prospect and later conducted on Manezhnaya Square. Later in the evening at 8 PM the concert "Classics at the Palace Square" (recognized as the best music event) will be played. And it will be organized along with city governor's reception as a part of Petersburg International Economic Forum - about 1000 guests of him are invited to the Palace Square as well.

Half an hour to midnight citizens and city visitors will be able to see and hear one of the most impressive performances - "Singing bridges" - each of the most beautiful raising bridges of Saint Petersburg will have their own musical voices.

Unlikely the previous years, this time sound show will be accompanied by light installations.

It is hard to imagine a festival in Saint Petersburg without fireworks - the Committee of Culture promises to make it truly impressive and unforgettable.

Besides everything listed above there will be many other events held in the meantime: Saint Petersburg Ball of Nationalities, Cinizelli Circus Festival, Retro transport parade, Parade of bike riders , Musical parade. Anyone will sure have a chance to choose the best option for celebrating this very special date! Welcome to Saint Petersburg and have fun!

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