Winters are the perfect time to visit Moscow for all those who love chill in the air. During the summers, the climate is hot and sunny. It is easier to see various attractions offered by the city at this time of the year. If planning a vacation during summers, try to coincide the time with “white nights”. This is the time when it never gets dark in St. Petersburg. It is as if the sun has forgotten to sleep. Book plane tickets well in advance to avoid any hassle as at this time of the year, that is, when May is on completion and June is about to start. Several flights to Moscow are readily available by many leading carriers. Besides several attractions like architecturally renowned buildings, museums, art galleries, monuments and many more, the city also offers a wide array of festivals. Some of the festivals are globally renowned, and these are:
Golden Dolphin Festival
Visitors in large numbers are attracted to the city during this festival that is organized in the month of February. The festival is held every year. As the name suggests, this festival displays the talents of water enthusiasts from faraway places. Professionals also come here to display their skills. An eclectic mix of tourism, art, sport and recreation, can be seen here. Merchandise related to water is available, and people can strike business deals with other entrepreneurs and mix business with pleasure.
Vyugovey Ice Sculpture Festival
Vyugovey Ice Sculpture festival is also an annual event held during winters. The event takes place at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here, professional people create unique ice sculptures in a variety of shapes, sizes, figures, following a theme. Intricate carving on ice simply mesmerizes visitors coming through various ticket airline. These sculptures are illuminated using colored lights. The result is unquestionably spellbinding. The sculptures are preserved at sub zero temperatures. The festival goes on for about 2 months.
The word Maslenitsa refers to butter. The festival is organized from 20th-26th of February. This festival is celebrated in accordance with old traditions in line with Christian traditions. There is a tradition in this religion related to Shrovetide pancakes. During this festival, a ride on troikas on the streets filled with snow, open air theaters, fireworks, dance and music, colorful and lively parades and folk songs are some of the major attractions. Look for cheap tickets to Moscow to be a part of this week long fun filled festival.
The Golden Mask Festival
Finest theatrical performances can be witnessed in the months of March and April every year. Opera lovers coming through cheap flights to Moscow are in for a treat at this time of the year. Leading carriers offer their services to this sector.