26 February 2021

The traditional Days of the Arctic will be held at the Intellectual Center of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University from 24th to 28th February under the slogan "Welcome to the Arctic!". As part of the Days of the Arctic in 2021, thematic excursions, master classes, mind games, documentary and feature film screenings will be held.

24 February 2021

On February 23 Russia and a number of other post-Soviet countries celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day. This holiday in Russia is considered the day of military glory for men and women who participated in the defense of the Fatherland and has been celebrated for over 100 years.

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28 February 2021

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.