Today is Russia’s Victory Day, a national holiday celebrated across the country. See photographs taken on Victory Day in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia.

May 1st is a special day in Russia. It’s a national holiday. It might called in different ways. International Workers’ Day, May Day, Spring & Labour Day or Labour Day. Here we just use the word «May 1st» (in Russian, «Pervomaj» or «Pervoe Maja».) How do we percept this holiday? In my and many others’ opinion, it is more like a celebration of the spring. It is a day, when we can enjoy parades and go out of the city for BBQ (shashliki). See photographs of the May…

Today is the Russian Xmas! The right time to say «Merry Christmas, friends!» See more Xmas tree on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/eYakutia.

Here in historical videos, you can see how Yhyakh (Ысыах in Russian), the Yakut national holiday, was celebrated in the 1960s. For the long period, the Soviets prohibited the Yakuts to hold its traditional summer event, but eventually, since 1941, allowed. Yhyakh is the celebration of the summer solstice. Dedicated to the spirits of Ajyy and nature revival. Followed with the rising sun worship ceremonies, abundant food, kumis (also spelled kumiss, koumiss or kumys; it’s the horse milk) drinking, national sports games, horse races. Further, please, find the…

Happy International Women’s Day, dear ladies! Have great spring and year ahead with a lot of flowers!!! Hereby we present today’s short photo report done by Evgenia Arbugaeva (her website) in Yakutsk, Yakutia/Russia. Her themes became 8th March and a passenger bus turned out to be a flower shop on wheels. Today we had a lot of them standing in every district. It’s useful. No need to run around the city for flowers search. Enjoy!

Hard to believe, but I created this set of photographs 4 years ago. Annually I add new pictures, not many, just a few. Currently it has 38 items taken between 24 Jun 2006 & 26 Jun 2010.

The NY holidays in Yakutia seem to be the same as in the whole Russia. 10 work free days. People tend to take advantages of all these rest days and do what they feel to do.