Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Approximately 10,000 attend Yekaterinburg's New Year's eve festivities

Tens of thousands of people recently celebrated the coming of the New Year in the streets of Yekaterinburg.

The city hosted a celebration with fireworks and an ice pavilion. The "ice town" was built on the site of the 1905 New Year's Eve celebration. This year's celebration incorporated themes from classic Bazhov fairy tales, as well as themes of "global mind" through the lens of the EXPO 2020, which the city will host, Ekburg.ru reports.

At five minutes before midnight, the townspeople were able to hear a congratulatory speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At midnight, fireworks erupted over the city to celebrate the New Year.

Visitors were able to take photos in the ice pavilion and in front of an ice sculpture of the EXPO 2020 logo. LED lights illuminated the complex, giving the town a special festive mood, according to Ekburg.ru.