The coldest festival of Russia gathers guests
Yakutia is the first to greet the winter. According to the tradition, Father Frost from Veliky Ustyug will come to the republic for the symbol of cold.
December 1 Chyskhaan, Yakut Lord of Cold will meet Winter and Father Frost in the City Recreation Park. There, Yakutsk will officially pass the baton of “New Year's Capital of Russia” to Tula.
Kids in Yakutsk hospitals will be happy to see fairy tale characters. Little patients will receive New Year's gifts from the hands of the chief Father Frost of the country.
At 5 pm on the square of Ordzhonikidze, the main characters of the holiday will light a 23-meter New Year tree in a festive atmosphere. In the same place, in front of hundreds of residents and guests of the capital of the republic, Chyskhaan, Lord of Cold, with the permission of Yakut Winter, will hand over the symbol of cold to Father Frost of Veliky Ustyug. During the pre-Christmas tour of Father Frost, the symbol of cold will travel around many cities of Russia and at the end of the journey will reach the Kremlin New Year tree in Moscow.
The 'Winter Starts In Yakutia' Festival has already become one of the main events of the upcoming season, taking fourth place in the ranking of best winter festivals in Russia. This year it will be held in the capital of the republic for the sixth time.