What to do at different times of the year in Buryatia
January
January
Christmas week
Vacations are a wonderful occasion to spend a few days at the best place on Earth. On the Baikal coast at this time the temperature rarely drops below minus 10C. The sea begins to freeze about a week before the New Year and completely covered with ice by mid-January. At this time, there are working many tourist centers and you can find an occupation for your liking - mountain and cross-country skiing, ice skating on frozen Baikal, snowmobiles, fishing.
January
January
Baikal Christmas Festival

At the beginning of the year, a traditional Christmas music festival is taking place in Ulan-Ude. Musicians of different genres take part in it - from Vladimir Spivakov and his "Virtuosos" to jazz celebrities
February
February
Сагаалган (Sagaalgan)
Many people dream of attending the Lunar New Year, but they do not even think that it can be done in Russia. Go through the rite of the campfire Дугжууба (Duguuba), meet the dawn of the new year and dance the yohor with the whole world. In Buryatia this day is one of the main holidays of the year. Just remember that every year the day of the meeting of the White Month changes, and it may not coincide with the Chinese calendar.
March
March
Baikal fishing
The main fishing festival is the largest in Russia competition on ice fishing, which gathers for several thousand people. A solid prize fund - cars, boats, motors, etc., and excellent festive program gather fishermen from all over the country and from China, Mongolia, Europe.
April
April
The beginning of the fishing season
April is the best time for ice fishing. You have better chance to catch omul or sig and the weather becoming much warmer so you don't need to wear jacket (and sometimes even shirt). The main thing is not to forget the sunscreen and the right mood.
April
April
The Baikal Ski Marathon
A rapidly growing popularity competition is an opportunity for the best skiers of the planet to "close the season". Not in vain in competitions participating several Olympic champions.
April
April
Closing of the ski season
When the ski slopes throughout the country are already free of snow, the Baikal slopes still keep a good cover. But the temperature already allows you to ride in light clothing. And sometimes even without.
May
May
Ledum blooming
To look at this miracle people are coming from all over the world. It's true - once you see the lilac cover in the forest, this is hardly likely to be forgotten.
June
June
The Baikal Roundelay
Baikal roundelay in the Ethnographic Museum of the Transbaikalia peoples is a festival of Russian culture for all the peoples of Buryatia.
June
June
Раздайся, корогод!
Festival of the unique culture of the Old Believers, arrived to the land of Buryatia more than 250 years ago. "Семейские (Semeyskie)" preserved their amazing culture and traditions and generously share them with all the guests.
June
June
Больдёр (Bolder)
Traditional Evenk Festival in Kurumkan
July
July
Сурхарбан (Surkharban)
"Games of three men" - this is a special event. «Наадан – Сурхарбан (Naadan - Surkharban)» – this is the most famous national sports festival, while open to all, bright and honest. With doping in the form of delicious buz and green tea with milk.
July
July
Ночь ёхора (The Yohor's night)
Open-air festival, folk dance festival and competitions in national sports.
«Here is a wonderful energy, drive and huge postive, when there are so many people and everything in such complete unity, this is an unforgettable sight, of course!»
July
July
Days of Moscow
Sometimes in Buryatia just in two days you can see what Mascow people do not see in their entire life. Days of Moscow - a great opportunity for residents of Buryatia and tourists to see the culture of the Russian capital.
July
July
The Voice of the Nomads
The most anticipated musical event of the year. The annual festival gathers in Ulan-Ude a lot of unique, original and modern ethno-collectives. This is not to be missed!
July
July
Cossack festival
Trans-Baikal Cossacks still preserve the traditions of their ancestors. You can see for yourself the skill of jiggling, handling of cold steel, in competitions «Пластун(Plastun)», as well as evaluate Cossack folk groups.
September
September
The Path of the Nomad
International Festival of Puppet Theaters - an great occasion to go to the theater with children
September
September
Day of the city of Ulan-Ude
The capital of Buryatia leaves an indelible impression on the travelers. Bright, original city, interesting architecture, delicious cuisine and hospitable people. And on the day of the city, all these qualities are especially clear.
September
September
Day of Baikal
The holiday of the deepest, most ancient and cleanest lake in the world was established in 1999 and has since been celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of August.
November
November
Baikal Fashion Week
«Baikal Fashion Week» passes since 2011. Young designers actively use national cultural traditions.