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Every year at the end of June Vologda celebrates its birthday. During the holiday the cultural traditions accumulated over centuries are revealed most fully. A significant part of the interesting festive events take place in the historical part of the city, where the Festival of National Traditions begins from the very morning, followed by the equally vivid and interesting festival of martial arts "The Gate of Hyperborea".
One of the most visited places in Vologda is Kremlin - the most important historical monument and the permanent symbol of the city. The structure of the Vologda Kremlin complex includes the … Open
Townspeople invite guests of Vologda to immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of medieval Rus. Every year near the walls of the Vologda Kremlin, a real medieval camp is pitched. The atmosphere in it corresponds to the one that took place several centuries ago. Day of the city in Vologda is a great opportunity to relax from the bustle of the modern world and get acquainted with the most interesting cultural traditions of locals.
Guests are invited to try a piglet on a skewer prepared according to old recipes, as well as several varieties of aromatic mead and a lot of other truly Russian treats. In honor of the holiday, they always hold a grandiose fair, where you can buy not only festive delicacies, but also original souvenirs in the national style. Lovers of active recreation are invited to take part in brave battles and interesting contests. Special entertaining events are held for young guests. Copyright
Vologda has everything you need for a comfortable and interesting holiday: beautiful places for walking and sports centers, modern cinemas and entertainment complexes, a variety of shops … Open
An important part of the holiday is master classes on various kinds of handicraft art: butter making, wood painting, sbinth drinking, shoe making, and making and weaving of traditional rag dolls. Everyone who is willing can learn how to shoot arrows, practice sword possession, and also try on real knight armor and take part in exciting medieval tournaments. The beautiful historical event ends with the capture of an imitated fortress, which symbolizes the fall of the Vologda village and the beginning of the development of Vologda as a city.
For locals, the birthday of the city has long ceased to be an ordinary event in the cultural calendar. It is the most beautiful and richest holiday, the preparation for which lasts all year. During the holidays, the attachment and love of locals to their city is felt more than ever. They have carefully guarded their traditions and historical heritage from the overwhelming influence of modernity for over eight hundred years.  Next: Culture: sights to visit
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Vologda

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Vologda. Learn the best periods to visit Vologda to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Vologda. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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