The Festival of Russian Culture will celebrate its 5th year running in Dublin this year and is taking place from Sunday 23rd of February until Sunday the 2nd of March.
Many cultures celebrates the end of Winter and the fresh new birth of Spring, in Russia, this takes the form of Orthodox feast day ‘Maslensita’ or Pancake day, so the Festival Culture will coincide with this.
Vibrant Russian activities will be on offer in locations all over Dublin. If you live in Ireland and have Russian ancestry or have moved here from there, it’s a perfect opportunity to expose yourself to some familiar or long lost treats and sights – and perfect for kids too. Not to mention, much cheaper than a flight home. It’s also an ideal way to introduce your friends and loved ones to some of the many aspects of Russian culture. Experience traditional music, dance, children’s activities, lively performances, chess challenges, the best in contemporary cinema, informative exhibitions and lectures. Last year, the festivities included a family day on the Sunday and although we haven’t seen the programme for this year yet, we can’t imagine they’d leave out this highly popular event! Another highlight from last year included a literary reading in Trinity College Dublin by well known Russian writer, journalist and poet, Dimtry Bykov, so we can’t wait to see who’ll they’ll secure for similar events for 2014.
The overall aim of the festival is to promote Russian culture within Ireland and Dublin and is designed to appeal to people of all ages and interests.
If you’re considering expanding your online business into Russia this year, as recommended by International SEO blog, Ireland Translations, you may want to pop along to familiarise yourself with the language, culture and people your new website will be hoping to target. If you want to get the most out of the experience, why not hire a translator or interpreter for the day and ask as many questions as you can think of with all the people you’ll meet. You’ll no doubt gain great local insights – without the air fare.
TV Presenter and friend of the festival Evgenya Em chats to festival attendees about their experience at the 2013 festival in the video below. Definitely worth a watch.
Find out more about the Russian Festival of Culture here.