Smelt fish festival is an annual event of Pacific Russia food. During the Smelt festival, Vladivostok restaurants offer guests a traditional Pacific Russian dish — fried smelt — served in a classic or a restaurant’s signature way, challenging the superiority of St. Petersburg smelt in Russian gastronomy.
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It’s not a fruit shop, it’s one of the biggest New Year’s fairs in Vladivostok. Every year since 2013 "Mandarin market" opens its gates for citizens and guests of the capital of Primorsky region. Usually "Mandarin market" involves over 50 local sellers and designers who present their products including clothing, gifts, souvenirs, toys, floristic decorations and more.
Infrastructure of the fair lets people spend a whole day there. The fair has a lounge-zone with food, sweets and drinks. There are also cooking classes and family programs.
One of the most ancient holidays of the Christian church, concluding the Christmas-New Year’s season. It is widely accepted that the Baptism water has curative properties and keeps them throughout the course of the year, healing corporal and spiritual illnesses. Every year on January 19 people go swimming in a hole cut in the ice in Vladivostok. Hundreds of Orthodox citizens come to the waterfront at Sportivnaya Gavan, where there is a font for ablution, changing stalls and the organized sale of hot tea. Several police units, ambulances, rescue workers and firefighters provide security for the night.