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What to do in winter: Christmas activities in Saint Petersburg

29 Nov 2021

As the weather gets colder, I find this limits the activities you can enjoy, wherever you are. Walking through a park or exploring the city centre is less appealing when it ...
20 Dec 2018

The winter holidays season has already started. For religious Russians, this means that a 40 day fasting period which began on the 28th of November. Nevertheless, not least ...
23 Dec 2016

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The months of Gratitude are upon us. Or, should I say days? Starting with Thanksgiving in the West all the way to Epiphany in the East. I am talking about two different ...
07 Dec 2016

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So December is well underway and that means one thing: Christmas! Except, Christmas isn’t quite the same over here in Russia. First of all, they celebrate New Year (Новый ...
08 Nov 2016

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So the snow is here to stay (along with the rain and sleet and whatever else was going on yesterday evening) and for me, a girl from a city that didn’t have a single ...
26 Dec 2014

Christmas is a heart-warming time of year. It is a time when families gather together in order to joyfully celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem all those years ...
13 Dec 2013

As we move further into December and approach the new year, the feeling of the holiday season is in the air. In Russia however, the holiday season is not quite the same as in ...