Just like many other parts in the world, people of Russia also celebrate Gregorian New Year on 1st January.
Saint Petersburg is a Russian city located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is Russia’s second largest city after Moscow.
Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. It is also considered to be the most Western city of Russia.
In Saint Petersburg the main celebrations of New Year take place at Peter & Paul Fortress, Mytninskaya Naberezhnaya and Troitskiy Most (Trinity Bridge). Apart from this the New Year fireworks display also takes place at Vasilyevsky Island, Saint Petersburg.
Best place to watch the New Year Fireworks here is the Palace Square.
In Russia there is a tradition to listen to the Kremlin clock bell ringing twelve times on the radio or on TV. During these last twelve seconds of the year people keep silence and make their secret wishes for the next year. After the clock strikes, they drink champagne and have rich dinner, watching TV concerts and having fun. At five minutes to twelve most people watch the president’s speech on TV or watch popular New Year TV shows.
There are New Year Countdown events and parties taking place in every corner of the city.
If you happen to come to Saint Petersburg to enjoy your New Year Celebrations, then apart from fireworks display you can also see other famous places and monuments in the city like – Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress on Zayachy Island, Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Winter Palace, Petergof, and Nevsky Prospekt, etc.
Apart from Saint Petersburg, New Year Fireworks display, parties and events also take place in other major cities of Russia like – Moscow, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg, etc.
If you are not present there in Saint Petersburg during the new year’s time then don’t worry, you can find below Photos & Videos of Saint Petersburg New Year 2017 Fireworks Display from Saint Petersburg.
Saint Petersburg – Russia New Year 2017 Fireworks Display Display Photos :
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Saint Petersburg – Russia New Year 2017 Fireworks Display Display Live Telecast / Streaming :
Saint Petersburg, Russia falls in GMT/UTC + 4:00 hour timezone so it welcomes the New Year ten hours after the New Year strikes first at Kiritimati, Kiribati which falls in GMT +14 timezone.
In Russia, you can watch Saint Petersburg New Year Fireworks 2017 LIVE on TV on Vesti 24, AMTV, Russia Today (RT), Kommersant TV, Rossiya 24 Samara, Rusiya Al-Yaum, etc.
Live Streaming of Saint Petersburg New Year Fireworks 2017 on Official Website of Russia Today – www.rt.com
To watch Saint Petersburg New Year Fireworks LIVE Streaming on internet you have to adjust your watch accordingly with relation to the timezone of your city.