Russian Exhibition Center, together with folklore groups and clubs of historical reconstruction revives traditional Russian winter entertainments. Christmas time has always been very special in Russia. 12 days between Christmas and Epiphany are venerated as Holy Days in Orthodox Church.
Ecclesiastical origin and echoes of ancient pagan cults are mixed up in the Christmas time amusements. According to folk tradition, a man can resist forces of evil by strengthening his mind and body, showing his courage.
Visitors can take part in different traditional sports and games such as fist fights, archery, playing hockey in felt boots, tug-of-war, and stand-up-fight “wall to wall
The festival’s program includes performances of different folk bands, “chastushechnikov” and dancers.
Everyone can show his strength on the 19th of January at Transit square at Russian Exhibition Center