HolidaysKazan Kazan: Holidays

Kazan is a Muslim city it contains four seasons with each special occasions.

Mid-March. IV International Organ Festival in Kazan

The festival was established in 2020 and, despite its relatively recent appearance among the major events held by the SASO RT under the leadership of Alexander Sladkovsky, has already managed to find success. The organizers managed to draw up the program in such a way as to show the “king of instruments” – the organ – in various roles.

April 21. Eid al-Adha. Feast of Breaking the Fast or Ramadan Bayram.

Eid al-Adha is a happy day for every Muslim. Festive religious worship is held in a large open space, since a lot of Muslims come to it, tens of thousands of them gather in large cities. This holiday is very fond of children: all kinds of games are arranged for them, and neighbors and relatives, as usual, treat them with sweets and distribute gifts. For participants and guests of the festival “Ramadan Fest” there are animation, power and soap shows, circus numbers with acrobats and various tricks, performance of munajats, nasheeds and poems, as well as master classes and play areas.

01.05.2022 Gastronomic festival “Chak-tea” in Bolgar

The festival is timed to coincide with the opening of the tourist season. The main theme of the event is a contest for the most delicious chak-chak. among manufacturers. The program includes concert numbers, master classes, children’s games.

18.05.2022 International Museum Day

On this day, museums open their doors to everyone for free.

22.05.2022 Festival of Colors

Kazan residents and guests of the city are invited to open bags with colorful powder and arrange a real holiday of color – shower each other with bright powder to live music.


02.06.2022 International Festival of Bell Ringing and Russian Songs “Alexeev Chimes”

The event will bring together bell ringers from all over Russia and neighboring countries. At the festival, bells, Russian songs, performances of vocal groups, the “City of Masters”, an exhibition and sale of folk crafts, shopping arcades, etc. are planned.

June 28. Eid al-Adha.

Eid al-Adha is a long-awaited family holiday, it is prepared very carefully. Muslim women put their home in perfect order and cook many exquisite dishes.

14.07.2022 – 17.07.2022 IV Boris Berezovsky International Music Festival “Summer Evenings in Yelabuga”

The International Music Festival is a kaleidoscope of musical genres: symphonic classics, works by Western European composers of the Middle Ages, jazz and ancient Russian spiritual music, folk motives and author’s song. The festival “Summer Evenings in Yelabuga” takes place in the very center of the historical part of Yelabuga – on the Shishkinskiye Ponds. The hospitable land will become the center of attraction for music stars from all over the world.
The unusually rich and diverse cultural space of the city harmoniously combines natural landscapes, monuments of architecture, culture and history, creating a special spiritual atmosphere of the festival.

16.07.2022 Ethno-cultural festival “AGA BAZAAR” in Bolgar

The festival is held on several thematic sites: on the main stage of performances of creative ethnic collectives, the site of national farmsteads will show the customs, traditions of the peoples of the Volga Federal District, the oriental bazaar makes it possible to plunge into the atmosphere of the medieval market, the playground will acquaint you with the games and fun of our ancestors.


16.07.2022 All-Russian festival “Shellupino” in the village of Pestretsy

The most unusual egg festival: egg throwing championship, frying pan races, bump with the world champion, global egg races, as well as a lot of special competitions and attractions.


5.08.2022 – 7.08.2022 XV All-Russian Spasskaya Fair

According to the established tradition, the All-Russian Spasskaya Fair is held on the territory of the reserved part of Yelabuga in the area of Shishkin ponds, the Youth Stadium and the central streets of the historical museum quarter.

29.08.2022 Multinational festival of folk art “Bakhet birgan җirem – Tatarstan” in Bolgar

The festival is dedicated to the year of folk art and intangible cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation as part of the Republic Day.


Early September. Gastronomic Festival “Sviyazhskaya Ukha”

In Sviyazhsk, guests are offered not only to visit a delicious festival, but also to become its participants, cooks, tasters and just active spectators.

1-4.11.2022 Zilantkon in Kazan

Russia’s largest international convention of fans of science fiction, Tolkien studies and role-playing games, held annually during the November school holidays in Kazan. The average number of participants is 1.5-2 thousand people.

4-5.11.2022 All-Russian action “Night of Arts”

An annual cultural and educational event that gives viewers the opportunity to visit theaters, museums, libraries and other cultural venues for free.

Mid-November. International Festival of Contemporary Music named after Sofia Gubaidulina Concordia in Kazan

The festival has the status of a major international forum of contemporary music. In each season, at the concerts of the festival, maestro Sladkovsky acquaints listeners with the best examples of musical canvases of the XX and XXI centuries, inviting outstanding interpreters of contemporary music to perform with the GSO RT on one stage.



The second half of December. Winter Festival “Kysh da Kar Fest”

Winter festival in Kazan with delicious products, unusual gifts and Christmas atmosphere.

4-6.01.2023 Festival of creative sleds.

The festival will be held in nine cities of Tatarstan and will consist of two parts. The first is a presentation and a parade of sleds, the second is a slide down the mountain. Winners and prize-winners will have an impressive prize fund.


Early February. Winter Historical Festival “Kysh Batyr. Winter Games” in Bolgar

Participants of the festival compete in agility, strength, vigilance, knowledge of historical facts, speed. Competitions are held on a site stylized as a medieval city.

From February 28. Shrovetide Week

Festivities and celebrations of Shrovetide Week will begin throughout the republic.

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