When is City Day in Chelyabinsk? Date, history, features of the holiday
In the edge of blue lakes and high mountains stretches Chelyabinsk - South Urals megapolis, the center of the Chelyabinsk region. Today its population is more than one million people. The most mass event of the center of one of the most important subjects of the Russian Federation is the celebration of the day of its foundation. When the Day of the city in Chelyabinsk is held, traffic on busy streets of the city is blocked, various competitions, fairs and concerts are organized, participation in which any city dweller can take, regardless of age.
History of Chelyabinsk
In 1736, the fortress was founded on the site of the Bashkir settlement of Chelyab, founded by Colonel A. Tevkelev. Subsequently, people started settling around the former village, and 45 years later, in 1781, the fortress was given the status of a district town. Thanks to gold mining, it grew rapidly and developed. In 1804 Chelyabinsk became a part of the Orenburg province, and in the beginning of the 19th century the first educational institutions appeared in the city. The end of the century was marked by the opening of the Trans-Siberian Railway, due to which the economy developed and the number of residents of the city increased significantly.
During the Great Patriotic War, Chelyabinsk, while in the rear, produced a large number of armaments for the Soviet Army: the famous Katyushas, tanks, shells and components for military equipment - due to which the regional center is also called Tankograd. The date when celebrate the City Day in Chelyabinsk, marks not only the celebration of the anniversary of its foundation, on this day remember the soldiers who went to the front during the war, the heroes of Tankograd.
Date of celebration of the City Day in Chelyabinsk
The official date of the formation of Chelyabinsk is September 13, 1736. The holiday is held annually, but mostly all events are organized in the first weekend of September. When celebrating City Day in Chelyabinsk, concerts dedicated to this date are attended by both local and invited stars of Russian show business. In the past 2015, the regional center visited "Semantic hallucinations", 5ivesta Famili, Roman Zhukov.
What day will the City Day in Chelyabinsk take place in 2016, while it is not known for certain. Approximate dates: 3, 4, 10, 11, 13 September. On what day large-scale city festivities will be held, remains a mystery.
Features of the holiday
On this day, sports events are held: football championship among courtyard teams, various marathons, sports days, races. When City Day in Chelyabinsk is organized, excursions are organized for guests on the Chelyabinsk Museum of Military Equipment and other attractions. Also there are exhibitions of local artists and writers, charity fairs, festivals of forging and culinary arts, children's holidays.
In 2015, 33 families, whose children were born, when the City Day in Chelyabinsk was celebrated, presented sets of personal hygiene for toddlers, and also paid a lump sum. Young mothers on this day in the hospital personally visited E. Tefteyev - the head of the regional center.
At the end of the celebration, the city administration annually arranges fireworks - a bright show on the night sky always looks colorful and unusual. The exact date the city's day in Chelyabinsk will be celebrated is directly related to the weather conditions, as in case of heavy rain and wind a large-scale celebration will not be held.
Poster of the City Day events in 2015
Chelyabinsk's birthday last year was held immediately on Kirovka, the Revolution Square and the Theater Square, as well as in virtually every yard in the district. The celebration started at 10 o'clock in the morning, it began with a traditional breakfast - plov and kebabs. Until three o'clock in the afternoon a cavalcade was driving around the city, and at one o'clock in the afternoon a concert began at the Theater Theater, in which Chelyabinsk and Moscow stars took part.
When City Day in Chelyabinsk was held on September 13, 2015, the residents of the regional center had the opportunity to participate in culinary competitions, to perform in the final of the contest "Song of the City 2015", to see a 3D show about the development of the city from its inception to the present day. For the newlyweds, the event was "Sweetly", and seven freshmen from 7 universities of the city took part in the "Dedication to Students".
At the end of the festival guests of Chelyabinsk and its indigenous residents visited the concert of the rock group "Semantic hallucinations", and then at 22.00 they watched the large-scale launch of fireworks.
For Chelyabinsk, 2016 is a jubilee, as from the time of the formation of the city will turn 280 years old. In the future celebration of the City Day, more ambitious, colorful entertainment events are expected.