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JOURNEY THROUGH THE GASTRONOMY OF SIBERIA

12 August 2022

From August 1 to August 19, the festival of Siberian cuisine TAIGASTRO takes place in Russia. It shows the traditions of Siberian cuisine in all their diversity. They are based on the use of taiga products in the creation of dishes in conjunction with traditional and modern culinary techniques.
FESTIVAL OF HISTORICAL GARDENS IN TSARITSINO

05 August 2022

From August 19th to 28th, a Festival of Historical Gardens will be held in Tsaritsino estate. Five years ago, the museum-reserve invited landscape architects and designers to its park for the first time, who created an exhibition of park miniatures from different countries and eras.

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OLD NEW YEAR... HOW’S THAT?

12 August 2022

On the 13th of January, the Old New Year is celebrated in Russia - a holiday with the traditions of old times and modern habits. The Old New Year appeared in our calendar because of a change in chronology, when the Bolsheviks transferred the country from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one. The difference between the calendars was 13 days. Old New Year is not an official holiday in our country. Nevertheless, it is very much loved by millions of Russians. For most, this is a great occasion to celebrate their favorite holiday for the second time. On Old New Year's Eve, the whole family gathers together for dinner. And after, it is customary to ask everyone for forgiveness for possible offenses in order to celebrate the New Year in harmony. In some regions of Russia there is a tradition to serve dumplings with a special filling, according to which predictions for the next year were made:

with a coin - predicts wealth;
with a ring - predicts an imminent wedding;
with sugar - predicts good luck in the new year;
with pepper - promises something exciting;
with beans - predicts a child

Nowadays it is customary to celebrate it in the same way as the New Year. It is believed that on the Old New Year, one can do something that didn't manage to do on the 1st of January. It is also a great occasion to once again congratulate family and friends and just have a great time with the beloved ones.