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Ded Moroz, the favourite character of all people in Russia will receive his birthday congratulations on November 18.
The celebration will take place at Ded Moroz's Votchina, a few miles outside Veliky Ustyug, Vologda Oblast. Festive performances, fireworks, sport events and concerts are part of the program. By the well-established tradition, many guests are to arrive in Veliky Ustyug to congratulate Ded Moroz. They are holiday-season miracle-makers, wonderland creatures and helpers from Russia and CIS-countries. Of course, children from all parts of Russia will be there too.
By the well-established tradition, Ded Moroz's birthday will give the green light to the New Year festivals across Russia. As soon as darkness comes, the New Year Fir Tree will be lit by Ded Moroz on the central square of Veliky Ustyug, which will mean that the New Year is coming.
The guests will be able to visit Ded Moroz's estate with its whimsical chambers and a throne hall, a museum, a workshop, a mail post and a souvenir shop.
The guests are also welcome in holidays when the Father Frost will greet you in the throne hall, will have a talk and photo with you, will send cards and letters to friends and relatives with the autograph and you will be able to purchase traditional souvenirs or make a thing in the workshop yourself.