White nights in Saint Petersburg - when the magic happens

White nights in Saint Petersburg - when the magic happens


Saint Petersburg is a cultural capital of Russia. This city is just sinking with beautiful places where you can go. But how to make this place even more wonderful? Of course, white nights. This phenomenon has been gifted to Saint-Petersburg to make people there believe in magic, feel the love, where nobody expects to feel it. They were the object of many famous poets like Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak. White night isn’t just a natural phenomenon, but also a symbol of this city. But with all the mystery, this isn’t a sorcery, but a nature. The thing is that in time between 11th of June and 2nd of July natural lighting is remaining on a level of twilight. 

Of course, there are many places where you can go, but some of them are just created for this time of year. White nights is the perfect time to walk on top of the roofs and enjoy the breathtaking sight. And don’t forget to visit a heart of Saint P - Palace Square, central city square, which will enchant your heart and soul by the light of the white nights. Of course, Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns is one more great place to go. There you can see a Neva River in full beauty combined with the gorgeous architecture.

One of the most exciting things in Saint P. at this time are the events. They are increasing the level of romance to infinite. 

Scarlet Sails

This is the biggest celebration in the summertime and one of the main aspects of white nights. Actually, this celebration was created for graduates of Saint Petersburg on 23rd of June, but the whole event has such a colossal grandiosity that millions of people are joining the celebration. The culmination of this celebration is truly unforgettable: it ends with massive fireworks, big ship with, how inconvenient, scarlet sails. He is followed by smaller ships and motorboats. Besides, there are any other amusing parts of this festival, so don’t commit such a massive mistake and take part at this colossal event.

Saint Petersburg day

Yes, this is not the time of the exact scientific beginning of white nights, but traditions have already claimed this day as a start. Day of the Saint Petersburg creation is another massive celebration with a lot of games, concerts and competitions. For example, on the Neva River, you may see a race between ships, Gala-concert, celebration firework and many other things. The only one nuance is that the celebration goes on 26th of May, while on 27th of May goes more official events, like laying of the flowers on the grave of Peter the Great - creator of Saint-Petersburg, or meeting in honor of this event. 

White nights festival 

This is a big music festival where you can meet a lot of famous bands, singers, or listen to classical music - it is only for you to decide. But, of course, this is another big event that is impossible to miss. And unlike the other festivals, this event goes on three days, for example, 6-8th of June.

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